The finale to my Comma Rules Series.
Rules 17 through 21
Rule 17. Use a comma to separate a statement from a question.
Example: I can go, can't I?
Rule 18. Use a comma to separate contrasting parts of a sentence.
Example: That is my money, not yours.
Rule 19. Use a comma when beginning sentences with introductory words such as well, now, or yes.
Yes, I do need that report.
Well, I never thought I'd live to see the day . . .
Rule 20. Use commas surrounding words such as therefore and however when they are used as interrupters.
I would, therefore, like a response.
I would be happy, however, to volunteer for the Red Cross.
Rule 21. Use either a comma or a semicolon before introductory words such as namely, that is, i.e., for example, e.g., or for instance when they are followed by a series of items. Use a comma after the introductory word.
You may be required to bring many items, e.g., sleeping bags, pans, and warm clothing.
You may be required to bring many items; e.g., sleeping bags, pans, and warm clothing.
NOTE: i.e. means that is; e.g. means for example
See previous rules as follows:
Part IV is here.
Part III is here.
Part II is here.
Part I is here.
Colleen Degnan Johnson
Fantasy Face Painting