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I've been learning English for 8 years and I think I speak English relatively well. However, commas in English keep bothering me. No matter how I put them in the text, they always seem to be misplaced, according to my teacher, who is on the other hand incapable of telling me the exact rule, when comma shoud be used. Would please somebody tell me the rules of comma usage in English? I'd be very grateful.

In my language, there's a simple rule. We use commas to seperate clauses. Whenever you have have two finite verbs in one sentence, there must be a comma between. Does this rule apply to English as well? I am asking, because I've seen clauses without commas many times...

Thank you in advance.
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I've been learning English for 8 years and I think I speak English relatively well. However, commas in English keep bothering me. No matter how I put them in the text, they always seem to be misplaced, according to my teacher, who is on the other hand incapable of telling me the exact rule, when comma shoud be used. Would please somebody tell me the rules of comma usage in English? I'd be very grateful.


Commas are a bit of a problem for me too. I will provide you with some web pages that discuss commas in greater detail. The links are active.

[url="http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm"]Rules for Comma Usage[/url]: http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm

[url="http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/nova/nova3.htm"]Avoiding Comma Splices[/url]:

[url="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html "]See Punctation, Commas[/url]:

[url="http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/grammar/g_comma.html "]Using Commas[/url]:

[url="http://www.studygs.net/modcom.htm "]Commas and Modifiers[/url]:

[url="http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/c.html "]See Comma Listing[/url]: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/c.html

I hope this list of resources helps you.

MountainHiker

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Hi, M. Hus!

You'll probably find this link helpful. The rules for commas in the English language are indeed complicated!

[url="http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm"]http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm[/url]
Aw, man, MountainHiker, you beat me to it! And you offered more links! Good job.
Your link is also my first link. You were probably typing your answer as I had just hit the Post key.

I guess great minds think alike. Or is it, fools seldom differ? Lol.

Great post. Emotion: smile
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