Commas, to use or not to use?. English III Ms. Pledger. Use a comma to set off Appositive phrases in sentences. An appositive is a word or group of words that renames or defines a person, place, or thing in a sentence. It gives more description to the subject/noun.
Lil Wayne is a popular artist.
Lil Wayne has a new hit song.
Lil Wayne, a popular artist, has a new hit song.
Her dog is a collie.
Her dog likes children.
How could you join these two independent clauses by using a conjunction/coordinator?FANBOYS