Commas Part 1 -Use a comma after an introductory clause or phrase of three or more words.

Example: Having eaten fourteen hamburgers, Wally felt woozy. -Use a comma before the coordinating conjunction (and, or, but, for) in a compound sentence. Example: Wally went to the store, and he bought the entire supply of Twinkies. -Use a comma to set off items in a series of three or more items. Example: Wally sprinted down the street, around the corner, and into a tree. -Do not use a comma before a dependent clause. Example: Wally felt pretty woozy because he ate fourteen hamburgers

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