COMMA  , .

When to use ‘Comma’.

1. When separating the different parts of a sentence, which would be separated by – short pauses in oral speech.

For example .

  • Now that you have started, why don’t you complete it by yourself?
  • Telling this to Natasha, will not help.

2. When mentioning a list of items, adding a comma between two different items – helps to indicate that they are two separate things.

For example .

  • You are all requested to bring your own pen, notebook, laptop and project file.
  • Simi, Ravi, Abhinav and Tushar will be presenting on this topic.

3. When you want to add some more information into a sentence, which is not important for the meaning of that sentence, then using a comma – helps to separate the original sentence –  from the additional information.

For example .

  • These are the people, from Australia, who wanted to apply for this position.
  • The people who are attending Saturday’s training, on communication skills, are requested to submit their assignments by today.

4. When joining two independent sentences or clauses using conjunctions like – but, so, or, etc., using a comma before the conjunction – helps to indicate that they are two separate parts.

For example.

  • I love coke, but I am not allowed to drink colds right now.
  • Please submit it yourself, or ask someone else to submit it on your behalf.

5. When using an adverb or interjection, using a comma after these words – helps to separate them from the actual sentence.

For example .

  • Yes, it is necessary.
  • Finally, the project is complete.