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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 87

There are many rules governing comma usage.  Most frequently, commas are used to separate items in a list or to partner with a conjuction in forming a compound sentence. 

Remember that a comma alone is not strong enough to join two independent clauses or sentences.  It must be used in combination with a coordinating conjunction such as and, but, or, nor, yet, for.

Incorrect: Joe plays varsity football, he is the team's starting quarterback.

Correct: Joe plays varsity football, and he is the team's starting quarterback.

For the complete article on correct sentence structure, please click here.

Please see the attached links for further resources.  You may also find this answer about run-on sentences helpful.