Hello I am what I would consider under educated in a way. I never studied much in school. Either way I am here now.Never fully understanding when to use a comma. My lack of knowledge often scares me away from using them in fear of using them inappropriately. When do I have to use a comma? I know I can use them to set off starting words or phrases but I do not know the actual rules to that. Maybe I over think it but it can be upsetting. Also is the rule use it between two independent but related clauses only if you use a fanboy? If you are connecting an independent with a dependent clause then you do not need one, but if you choose to use one do not use a fanboy?
Fanboy = for, and, nor, but, or, yet