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How to Use Commas: A Summary

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Mignon Fogarty,

This chart from Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students gives examples of the 15 most common ways to use a comma. Some of the items represent style choices instead of rules, such as how to use a comma in a list, but when you're making a simple list, you have to make choices! We hope you find it useful.

 Comma Summary Chart

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