Hey everyone,
I am a college student at Jacksonville State University in Alabama ,and I have no clue how to use commas. I am kind of learning but I am struggling. Yes, I know many will be surprised that a student made it through Alabama's school system without knowing how to use commas ,but I did Emotion: smile. I just mainly need someone on here to help me learn how to use them ,or recommed a good site with examples of how to use them. I am in desperate shape, and I might fail English this time if I can not learn. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Alex
P.S. I just went through and tried to use commas if i did it correctly dont be fooled it was purely by mistake or perhaps some kind of magic i have recently acquired.
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Hey everyone, I am a college student at Jacksonville State University in Alabama ,and I have no clue how to ... it correctly dont be fooled it was purely by mistake or perhaps some kind of magic i have recently acquired.

Try this.
Hey everyone, I am a college student at Jacksonville State University in Alabama ,and I have no clue how to ... it correctly dont be fooled it was purely by mistake or perhaps some kind of magic i have recently acquired.

If you are currently taking an English class you should have at your disposal a professor, a textbook, classmates, and tutors. Some colleges and universities even have writing centers where students can have their papers proofread before turning them in for a grade. The next time you have to write a paper, get a rough draft done ASAP and have the professor go over your punctuation. Have your professor explain all of the corrections she makes. Read the relevant sections of your textbook. If you have trouble with certain rules, ask about the rules.
Mike
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at my school my teachers will not revise the paper. and most of our writing must be done in calss
Hey everyone, I am a college student at Jacksonville State University in Alabama ,and I have no clue how to ... it correctly dont be fooled it was purely by mistake or perhaps some kind of magic i have recently acquired.

For one thing, there's no space before a comma. It follows the word immediately.
Others will probably make additional suggestions.
Maria Conlon
at my school my teachers will not revise the paper. and most of our writing must be done in calss

Surely they will answer your questions and help you learn the things with which you have difficulty. That is why you are paying their salaries. How are you expected to learn if there is no feedback between teacher and student? If they do not have time to revise, then ask solely about punctuation. Or find out where you can have your papers proofread. There must be some way for you to access that type of service. Check with a counselor or even the university website.
Mike
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wrote on 16 Jan 2005:
Hey everyone, I am a college student at Jacksonville State University in Alabama ,and I have no clue how to ... surprised that a student made it through Alabama's school system without knowing how to use commas ,but I did Emotion: smile.

No, nobody is wondering any such thing. We have a pretty good idea about what students learn and don't learn in America's myriad schools systems. Even in states at the top of the "good public educated provided" list fail to teach tings like punctuation use and grammar.
I just mainly need someone on here to help me learn how to use them ,or recommed a good site ... and I might fail English this time if I can not learn. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

The first thing to learn is that the space comes after* the comma, not *before.
Alex P.S. I just went through and tried to use commas if i did it correctly dont be fooled it was purely by mistake or perhaps some kind of magic i have recently acquired.

You also need to learn how and where to use the sentence-ending period, dashes, semi-colons, colons, etc.

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Check any and all of the following:
The King’s English
by H.W. Fowler
online at:
http://www.bartleby.com/116/index.html
Chapter IV. Punctuation
has several items on commas
Charles Darling's site:
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar /
Select from the Word & Sentence Level drop down list Punctuation: commas
and you will get here:
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm
The online version of
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk, Jr.
at:
http://www.bartleby.com/141 /
there are several subject matters there on commas.

Jack Lynch's site:
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/c.html scroll to Commas
Marius Hancu
Hey everyone, I am a college student at Jacksonville State ... or perhaps some kind of magic i have recently acquired.

For one thing, there's no space before a comma. It follows the word immediately. Others will probably make additional suggestions.

Such as "Don't feed the trolls"?

Even though the world knows that these areas are susceptible to this sort of thing, there apparently are no warning systems in place to attempt to mitigate a disaster like this even for those areas literally a 1000 km away, a distance that puts the inundation, I think, a couple of hours from the original seismic event. It is simply unconscionable that I could find out here in America about this threat before people who are actually at grave risk could.
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