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How to Use The Comma

As I’ve said before, grammar and mechanics are just as much a part of craft as plot, compelling characters, and well built worlds. The comma is one hell of an important punctuation mark. Commas indicate pause; if you give pause where there is none, your readers are likely to trip over your words, sending them stumbling along through the sentences that follow. Keep these three major rules in mind while you’re writing. Connect two independent clauses with a comma and a conjunction An independent clause is a set of words that include a subject and a verb. It must express…