A comma is a punctuation mark used for indicating a division in a sentence.
- between words or phrases
- between question tags and yes-no responses
- between vocatives and discourse markers
- between normal speech and direct speech
- before the closing of the quotation marks when the direct speech is first
- Between words or phrases
- Agatha, my sister, is coming to Valencia on Friday.
- I am, in fact, a very lucky person.
- You can tell him. However, I don’t think it’s a good idea.
- Between question tags and yes-no responses
- She’s very nice, isn’t she?
- You don’t like her, do you?
- No, thank you.
- Between vocatives and discourse markers
- Tell me, John, what made you do this.
- Wow, that sounds great!
- Well, I don’t quite agree with you.
- Between normal speech and direct speech
- He argued, ‘I didn’t do it’.
- She said in her lecture, ‘Culture is part of nature’.
- He sang, ‘We are the world’.
- Before the closing of the quotation marks when the direct speech is first
- ‘We want to go home,‘ the students shouted.
- ‘I don’t want to spend all summer at home,‘ she said.
- ‘I’ve never seen such a beautiful woman before,‘ he whispered.