The comma is used
- to separate elements in a series .
Example: He hit the ball, dropped the bat, and ran to first base.
- to connect two independent clauses.
Example: He hit the ball well, but he ran toward third base.”
- to separate two adjectives when the adjectives are interchangeable.
Example: He is a strong, healthy man
- When starting a sentence with a dependent clause, use a comma after it.
Example: “If you are not sure about this, let me know now.”
- to introduce or interrupt direct quotations.
Example: He said, “I don’t care.”
- to separate contrasting parts of a sentence.
Example: That is my money, not yours.