Should there be a comma?
Regarding this, should there be a comma in this sentence?
A comma is usually unnecessary when the sentence starts with an independent clause followed by a dependent clause. Example: Let me know now if you are not sure about this. Rule 5. Use commas to set off nonessential words, clauses, and phrases (see Who, That, Which, Rule 2b).
Furthermore, do you put a comma after right now? "Right now" is a prepositional phrase (used in the same way as the dependent clause in rule 4a of the reference above) and is separated with a comma. There is no comma in "right now in this room", the co-coordinating conjunction "in" is sufficient to hold the sentence together and there is no need for a pause.
In this way, what are the 8 rules for commas?
- Commas (Eight Basic Uses)
- 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.
How do I know if my sentence is correct?
Microsoft Word, for example, will run a basic spell check and will correct basic punctuation errors. But that's as far as it goes. It doesn't check for proper sentence structure and it doesn't check context. For example, if you use the wrong “there” a basic spelling check will show that the word is correct.