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  1. Unnecessary Commas • By: • Caitlin G.

  2. Never put a comma • Between compound elements • After short introductory word groups • Between a subject and verb • Between a verb and an object or complement • Between a modifier and the word it modifies, or after a possessive noun or pronoun • Between a cumulative adjectives • Between a preposition and object • After a conjunction • Before subordinate clauses and restrictive elements • Before or after a series • Before indirect statements or quotations • Before certain quotations

  3. Make sure to put a comma • Between items in a series • Between two sentences • To attach words to the front or back of your sentence • On both sides of a nonessential component • Before a conjunction • To separate an independent clause from a dependent

  4. Resources • Odell, Lee Richard Vacca, and Renee Hobbs eds. “Chapter 22.” Elements of Language. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2005. 643-62. Print • Driscoll, Dana, and Allen Brizee. "Purdue OWL: Commas." Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). Owl Purdue, 20 July 2010. Web. 21 Oct. 2010. <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/02/>. Web • LaGory, Michael. "Unnecessary Commas." The KeableGuide. Iolani School. Web. 21 Oct. 2010. <http://www.iolani.honolulu.hi.us/Keables/KeablesGuide/PartFour/UnnecessaryCommas.htm>. Web