I met her on a cold, windy day.
We use a comma if the adjectives are equally important and give similar kinds of information. Never add an extra comma between the final adjective and the noun itself! Common Errors: George was a difficult dishonest child.Xcomma required!
George was a difficult, dishonest child. VDIFFICULT and DISHONEST are similar kinds of information
He said, 'My grandfather has got a lot of money.'
The comma is used with words such as she said, he told me ect. to indicate direct quotations. Common Errors: She asked "Has anyone seen my new dress?"Xcomma required! She asked, "Has anyone seen my new dress?" Vput the comma before the quotation marks
They must look into the problem seriously, mustn't they?
A comma is used to separate a statement from a question. Common Errors: You are watching TV aren't you?Xcomma required!
You are watching TV, aren't you? Vcomma between statement and question
Do you remember Chris Jansen? Well, he's become a pilot.
A comma is put after common introductory words yes, however, well ect. Common Errors: I'm glad to be here today. However I didn't come here to talk about myself.Xcomma required!
I'm glad to be here today. However, I didn't come here to talk about myself. Vcomma after HOWEVER
Simon, did you like the new film by Quentin Tarantino?
We use commas to indicate that a person is being addressed by name. If the name comes first, it is followed by a comma. Common Errors: Sarah please stop jumping on the bed.Xcomma required! Sarah, please stop jumping on the bed. Vcomma after the name
Alice was an intelligent young woman.
Don't use a comma if the adjectives are not equally important or give different kinds of information. Common Errors: He owns several red, wool jackets. Xno comma!
He owns several red wool jackets. VRED and WOOL are different kinds of information
Having finished her homework, she left the room.
When the participial phrase comes before a main clause, it is followed by a comma. Common Errors: Feeling hungry I ordered a pizza by phone. Xcomma required! Feeling hungry, I ordered a pizza by phone. Vcomma after the participial phrase
China's giant panda is now considered an endangered species.
Do not separate a subject from its verb. Common Errors: The most important aspect of the golf swing, is the grip.XDon't separate a subject from its verb The most important aspect of the golf swing is the grip. Vno comma