The comma is a punctuation character that is placed on the baseline and looks similar to a single quotation mark.

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Are these commas correct?

I have the following sentence: In this paper, I will explain, on the intuitive level, how to use different methods of light polarisation to obtain interesting physical phenomena. I am unsure ...
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Any exception with commas before and after “for example”?

I know that usually there should be a comma after "for example" and "for instance" but in the following sentences the commas would seem odd, wouldn't they? While it is common practice to do ...
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Punctuation help

I need help with the correct punctuation for the following: Every empty box symbolizes a child's wish unanswered, and a dream unfulfilled. I think the construction of the sentence is more ...
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Do you use a comma after an exclamation inside quotes?

Mary listens to Joe say, "Hello!", and then he leaves.
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Should there be punctuation before and in this sentence?

Perhaps this is a better sample: J, says, “No!” and Page furrows her forehead, and walks with J to the other side of the room. Would this be better?: J, says, “No!” Page furrows her forehead, and ...
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Syntax for “doesn't do this thing” but “will”

Working on this sentence: I look forward to iOS in the Car so the one clock that doesn't set itself automatically will. Recognizing that it (intentionally) feels non-standard, is it ...
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In my example, did I use the comma correctly?

The IV cannot be randomized in this case, but randomization allows for balance between two groups, one on each side of the threshold. Maybe the sentence I just wrote below is better? The IV ...
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In my example, can I use a comma before the word “thus”?

Graph 4 improves Graph 3 because it shows potentially similar outliers that occur at each birthday, thus this represents our best range of x.
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Writing deadlines

I'm currently using the following date format for setting deadlines: Monday, 27 January 2014, 3 PM My questions are: Should I mention time at the beginning or leave it at the end? Should I ...
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Comma confusion in this sentence

This of course wasn't the only functionality that came with iCloud, but regardless, developers weren't exactly enthusiastic. or This of course wasn't the only functionality that came with iCloud, ...
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How do you separate 'and so' from the main part of a sentence?

He has no control over what happens there, and disappointingly so. (in the sense that had he had some control, it would be a lot better) Is the usage of 'and XXXXX so' right? Does it need a comma ...
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Should there be a comma when you start a sentence with “And”?

Is it okay to use the word "and" right after another sentence, and should I use a comma? "And, as a member of my high school's entrepreneurship club, I participated..." "And as a member of my high ...