|When properly placed, commas clarify meaning by helping readers organize information. Without them, sentence parts can collide into one another and cause confusion. However, too many commas can cause distraction. Therefore, use them appropriately. Here are some rules for comma usage:
1. Commas with Salutations: Use a comma if the sentence starts with an address to someone.
2. Commas with 'please': Use a comma if 'please' is at the end of a request but not if it is at the beginning of a request.
3. Commas with Affirmatives and Negatives: Use a comma after 'yes' and 'no'.
4. Commas with Question Tags: Use a comma before question tags.
Directions: Answer the following questions. Also, write at least two examples for each of the above rules for comma usage. As a homework, read a book and find and write at least ten sentences containing commas.