Tips & Tricks

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. andbutif ). 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.

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