Explaining what commas are

The use of commas

Commas are punctuation marks (,) indicating a pause between parts of a sentence. It is also used to separate items in a list.

You use a comma between two independent clauses that are joined by a coordinating conjunction. ( and, but, or, nor , for, yet , so )


He stumbled in the dark, but he never fell off of the narrow ledge.

For breakfast I ate eggs, sausage, pancakes and toast.

Working long hours in the hot sun, not under the cover of the trees,she developed a deep tan.