Here you will find tips & tricks for editing your work. These are just the more common things that I see when editing and/or proofreading.
1. When to use commas with conjunctions:
First of all, what is a conjunction? A conjunction is a word that combines two clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g. and, but, if ). You can easily remember them if you use the acronym FANBOYS: For And Nor But Or Yet So.
So, what does that mean for commas? Think about it this way. If you took out the conjunction, would the second part make a complete sentence? If you said yes to that question, then put a comma after the word before the conjunction. If you said no to that question, then a comma is not needed. Hope this helps when you are looking at your work! Keep writing and don’t let anything stop you from creating.