When writing Happy Birthday Do you use a comma? Because you typically say “Happy birthday,” directly to someone, you would use a comma after the “Happy birthday” but before their name.
Can you start a sentence with but? The short answer is yes; there is nothing grammatically wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction like but, and, or or.
What are the 8 rules for commas?
- Use a comma to separate independent clauses.
- Use a comma after an introductory clause or phrase.
- Use a comma between all items in a series.
- Use commas to set off nonrestrictive clauses.
- Use a comma to set off appositives.
- Use a comma to indicate direct address.
- Use commas to set off direct quotations.
Should I put a comma in this sentence? Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction (and, but, or, for, nor, yet, so) that connects two complete sentences (independent clauses). Use a comma after an introductory element (like a dependent clause or a long phrase) to make the sentence easier to read. Use commas to separate elements in series.