Comma Rules Graphic Poster
I published the material on this graphic in a previous article, but I thought the graphic version below might be more sharable. Please feel free to pin it, post it, and otherwise share it.
Keep in mind that some of the comma rules are much simplified here. The truth is, there are several areas where the rules are sketchy and the choice to use a comma is left to the judgment of the writer. In other cases, particularly in the case of appositives and nonessential phrases and clauses, it can be tough for even seasoned writers to know when the rule applies and where it doesn’t. I don’t attempt to cover the subtleties and nuances in this graphic, but I hope to discuss some of the testier comma cases in future posts.