Commas Basic Rules for Using Commas!


The comma has several uses in English grammar, all related to marking-off separate elements within a sentence.

Rule #1Use a comma before the conjunction (FANBOYS or for, and, nor, but, or, yet,so) that joins the two independent clauses in a compound sentence

Examples: I like jogging outside, and I also enjoyreading.

 Rule #2Use a comma after introductory phrases ordependent (subordinate) clauses.

How to Use Commas in English Writing