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Commas. Commas to Set Off Explanatory Words & Appositives Commas with Nonrestrictive Phrases & Clauses. Write Source. Commas to Set off Explanatory Words & Appositives. 612.2: Commas are used to enclose an explanatory word or phrase.

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Commas

Commas

Commas to Set Off Explanatory Words & Appositives

Commas with Nonrestrictive Phrases & Clauses

Write Source


Commas to set off explanatory words appositives

Commas to Set off Explanatory Words & Appositives

  • 612.2: Commas are used to enclose an explanatory word or phrase.

    • Ex. The Dixie Chicks, a crossover musical group, attracts both country and pop music fans.

  • 610.1: A specific kind of explanatory word of phrase called an appositive identifies or renames a preceding noun or pronoun.

    • Ex. This group has two backup singers to support the lead vocalist, Natalie Maines.


Commas with nonrestrictive phrases clauses

Commas with Nonrestrictive Phrases & Clauses

  • 612.2 Nonrestrictive phrases and clauses, sometimes called unnecessary or nonessential word groups, can be removed from a sentence without changing its basic meaning.

  • Always place commas around nonrestrictive phrases and clauses.

    • Nonrestrictive example: Auroras, which are displays of light in the sky, can be seen only at night.

    • Restrictive example: Lights that dance in the night sky are called auroras.


Commas that and which

Commas: That and Which

  • Use that to introduce restrictive (necessary) clauses.

    • The treadmill that monitors heart rate is the one that you must use. (no commas)

  • Use which to introduce nonrestrictive (unnecessary) clauses.

    • The treadmill, which we got last year, is required for your program. (commas)


Commas other uses

Commas: Other Uses

  • 614.1 To Set off Dates

    • Items in a date: On September 30, 1997, my…

    • No comma needed for just a month and year: May 2006

    • Full date in a sentence: On June 7, 1924, my…

  • 614.2 To Set off Items in Addresses

    • Mail the box to Friends of Wildlife, Box 402, Spokane, Washington 20077.

    • After the state when a city and state are in the middle of the sentence: They are in Juneau, Alaska, for the week.

  • 614.3 In Numbers

    • Separate hundreds, thousands, millions, and so on: 7,645,268

  • 614.4 To Enclose Titles or Initials

    • Use commas to enclose a title or initials and names that follow a surname (last name) LetitiaO’Reilly, M.D., is our doctor.


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