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Commas with Subordinate Clauses—A Reader’s Question

What are the rules for dependent clauses and commas when the dependent clause comes before, in the middle of, or after the independent clause.

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Sentence clauses and where to put the comma. With gratuitous nudity.

Eric the Gray

Warning: The naked monster in this picture has nothing to do with the content below and is therefore gratuitous. Warning: The naked monster in this picture has nothing to do with the content below and is therefore gratuitous.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to think up an enticing blog post title when your topic is sentence clauses? That’s about as unsexy a thing as can be discussed. My other options were Full Frontal Commas and When Punctuation Marks Hook Up, but I ultimately decided “sentences clauses” and “comma” both belonged because the union of those two language elements is what we’re talking about today.

I’m willing to bet that when writers express worry about their punctuation skills, their chief grief is commas. Like, when to use one and where to put it (by the way, if you block out the rest of this post, you have to admit what I just wrote could be sexy). Today I shall discuss one aspect of comma…

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