A comma is there for the purpose of breaking the flow of text. So, basically, we could define the job of commas as to break the flow of text.
So, commas should come in places in sentences where we would naturally pause if we were speaking that sentence.
And so, one way to test whether or not a comma is necessary is to pause very deliberately at each comma when reading, because it’s important not to overuse commas because they lose their effect if they’re used in places that they should not be.
So it’s important to know when commas are needed and when they’re not needed, both for your own writing and when you’re revising someone else’s work.
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