Commas

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Do You Need a Comma With 'PLEASE'?

At the beginning of a sentence, a comma after “please” is generally unnecessary. At the end of a sentence, we usually need a comma before “please”.

When to Use a Comma With 'Regularly'

We do not commonly use a comma to separate an adverb of frequency, such as “regularly”, from the word it describes.

When to Use a Comma With 'Commonly'

When using “commonly” to modify a participle at the start of a sentence, add a comma after the whole introductory phrase.

Do You Need a Comma Before OR?

When joining two independent clauses, place a comma before “or”. If the subject does not appear in front of the second verb, a comma is generally unnecessary.

Can You Use a Comma With 'Always'?

We do not use a comma before or after the adverb “always” to separate it from the verb, adjective, or adverb it describes.

When to Use a Comma With 'Usually'

In the middle of a sentence, we do not use a comma to separate the adverb “usually” from the word it modifies ("play" in the example below).