♡ A comma can be used to separate two adjectives to replace the word ‘and’
e.g. I have a big, brown dog.
♡ A comma makes sentences that involve a group of 3+ words far easier to understand
e.g. I have a brother, sister, mother and father.
♡ Use a comma whenever someone is being addressed
e.g. You have a nice face, Areli Rodríguez.
♡ Use a comma whenever specific sentences should have an expression when spoken aloud
e.g. I am, if not mistaken, completely aware of the problem.
♡ Whenever someone has been identified and a description shortly follows, a comma should be used
e.g. Kanye West, who touched the sky, never lets anyone finish.
♡ Use the comma to separate two sentences
e.g. I try to sing, but I’m bad at it.
♡ If you’re including a short quotation, use a comma before or after
e.g. “Well,” I replied, “these guide examples are awful.”
♡ Separate a statement from a question with a comma.
e.g. It’s not that far, is it?
♡ These can be used to connect ideas that are of the same similarity
e.g. Some people drink lemonade; others prefer Pepsi.
e.g. Despite this, both are popular products; as a result, they sell exceptionally well.
♡ People tend to use commas in replace of the semicolon, try avoid this by taking a look at the follow example
e.g. The fox is red; it is also agile.
e.g. I like the BBC: they give us drama, which is good; they give us suspense, which is also good; and they rip out or hearts, which isn’t good.
♡ However, we must be aware to not use the semicolon incorrectly in replace of a comma
e.g. The fox is red, but not old.
♡ The colon should be used to introduce an idea
e.g. There is one thing you should be aware of: I’m awful with examples
♡ Introduction of a list is a correct way of using the colon
e.g. The food contained my favourite spices: Ginger, Sporty and Posh
♡ Whenever you are quoting someone, consider the colon
e.g. The blonde girl had a favourite quote: ‘I shall call him ’Squishy,’ and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Squishy.’
♡ Adding emphasis with a colon isn’t necessary, but can be done
e.g. There is one thing I must not forget: food
♡ Use for contractions
e.g. They’re wrong
♡ For possession
e.g. I have a girl’s coat
♡ Only ever use an apostrophe for it’s when it is a contraction for it is
e.g. It’s snowing outside
♡ For words that end in s and are possession consider the following example
e.g. I’m at Edna’s house