The Top Comma Rules You NEED to Remember

1) Commas with a compound sentence

I love my mother, but she makes me crazy!

2) Commas with an introductory adverb clause

As I was reading my book, my little brother snuck into my room.

3) Commas with items in a series (a list)

I packed my lunch, computer, phone, and papers in my school bag.

I went through the door, up the stairs, around the corner, and found the missing key.

4) Interruptors

The movie, however, was not as exciting as the book.

5) Appositive phrases

Julia, my daughter, loves to do gymnastics.

6) Introductory words

Yes, I would like some more cake.

7) Direct address

You know, Julius, that I do not like green eggs and ham.

8) Non-essential adjective clauses

Percy, the hero from the first series, finds himself in the Roman camp.

9) Dialogue

The witch cackled, "I'll get you my pretty! And your little dog, too!"

10) 2 adjectives modifying the same noun

The crisp, white shirt was the perfect thing to wear for school.