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    Hey there guys I feel less confident while using commas, and this reason being is that I had always though using a comma would be inserted where ever I would have token a deep breath, and I've been getting a lot or punctuation errors in my work. Any useful tips, or advise you can give me on how to use a comma so I won't make stupid mistakes? Any method you may use that may be helpful to me? Thank you. I would appreciate some guidance.
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    I suggest you hit up a website on grammar.
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    (Original post by Highfiveyou)
    Hey there guys I feel less confident while using commas, and this reason being is that I had always though using a comma would be inserted where ever I would have token a deep breath, and I've been getting a lot or punctuation errors in my work. Any useful tips, or advise you can give me on how to use a comma so I won't make stupid mistakes? Any method you may use that may be helpful to me? Thank you. I would appreciate some guidance.
    Rule of thumb would be the pausing rule you mentioned, but done backwards because you tend to pause more when writing than reading. A stricter usage would only be when you are separating two main clauses or possibly using a subordinating conjunction. To be honest, I do the same thing as you and tend to put commas everywhere. Find a youtube vid about comma-splicing or a grammar textbook.
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    I'm so worried considering I'm starting university this September and I will has to write up essays! I'm so dead. Should I just use conjunction everytime I use a coma? Will that be safe. I actually though using a comma would be so simple there is much more to a comma than I knew at first.

    Will universities mark me down if I use commas incorrectly they are my only weakness right now.

    At school we never really learned anything other than use a comma, if in need of breath.

    Have j used commas correctly in what I have written above?
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    I get anxiety and that is what makes this 10x worse.
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    What is a subordinating conjunction? Please elaborate for me.

    I used to be so good at commas, and now I've been told different things about commas and how you should apply them in a sentence, it just seems way too complicated. I really feel like this is the only thing holding me back. I have a dream of going university. But info can't punctuate properly then that is going to drag me down. 😭
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    just done some research on What is a subordinating conjunction , I think i know what you on about. I've attempted What subordinating conjunction in the sentence below with a coma. Is it a right, or incorrect?

    1) After going to the shops, I had realised I had forgotten the key ingredient.

    2) Because Sarah was badly injured, She could no longer participate in the race.

    3) Whenever I use a comma, I always get confused.

    4) Since we're cooking, we should really try to make a cake.
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    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    I suggest you hit up a website on grammar.
    I have read many grammar books; they haven't helped, not a single bit. I feel less confident everyday. Are you like a pro at punctuation? How would you use commas? When you need to pause?
 
 
 
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