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Commas Part Five

Here are some additional useful rules when working with the comma.

Use a comma after the salutation of a friendly letter.

Dear Marty,
Dearest Mom,

Use a comma after the closing in a friendly or business letter.

Sincerely,
Be well,

Use a comma to separate items in dates and addresses.

She was born on January 4, 1993, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The family’s current address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, DC.

Note: A comma is not needed

• between the month and the day—April 18, 2010
• between the month and the year (when no day is offered)—
January 2020

• between the state (or state’s abbreviation) and the ZIP Code—
Canton, MA 02021

• between the house or apartment number and the street—
204 Joyner Court or Apartment 6A Twelfth Street
Use a comma to separate the speaker from the speaker’s
direct quotation.
Trey remarked, ‘‘This blanket was already washed.’’
‘‘My car needs new tires,’’ Gabriella said.
Note: Place the period and comma within the closing quotation marks.
Use a comma after a mild interjection.
Oh, I didn’t realize that you were here, Nana.
Note: Use an exclamation mark after a strong interjection.
Rats! I left my wallet at the beach.

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  • Precautions while using Facebook

    Be careful not to provide too much information

    Facebook is intended to be a social network. However, you do not need to go into every detail about your wisdom tooth being pulled or how your latest hot date ended. People do like details but only in an appropriate environment. If you feel the need to share then do it in person or over the phone. This also includes your family and friends. You may feel the need to speak about your friends latest date or their ongoing medical treatment but they may not want this information known to the world. They may have gone at great lengths to keep their medical treatment private and there is nothing worse than a non family member knowing more than the immediate family members. Respect their privacy and you will be better for it.


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