Commas

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'So that' and Comma Usage

When using "so that" at the beginning of a sentence, add a comma after the introductory clause.

'In order that' and Comma Usage

When using "in order that" at the beginning of a sentence, add a comma after the introductory clause.

Commas With 'So as to'

When using "so as to" at the beginning of a sentence, add a comma after the introductory phrase.

Commas with 'To'

When starting a sentence with "to", add a comma after the introductory phrase. In mid-sentence, commas are generally unnecessary.

Commas With 'In order to'

When starting a sentence with "in order to", add a comma after the introductory phrase. In mid-sentence, commas are generally unnecessary.

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.