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Where should the comma go?
I go to the park every Sunday for I love to take pictures of the ducks on the lake.

Where should the comma go?
I went to the store and I bought eggs.

Where should the comma go?
I always take a book to read yet I never get the time to open it.

Where should the comma go?
Mr E. started dating a Brazilian volleyball player so now he has an excuse to watch the game each week.

Where does the comma go?
The hurricane caused trees to fall on power lines and many people were without electricity.

Where does the comma go?
He loves eating pizza.

Where does the comma go?
Mr. E might stay in Toronto for the weekend or he might go to see his family in New York City.

Where does the comma go?
James likes tea but Mr. E likes coffee.

Where does the comma go?
I want to work as a lawyer in the future so I am studying law at Harvard University.

Where does the comma go?
I have not known her long yet I feel very close to her.


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181 Comments on “Writing Skills: When to use commas with FOR, AND, BUT, OR, YET, SO, NOR”


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It means that I undertood very well your lesson. Thanks James

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

    thanks J. you are good teacher

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

Thanks Mr.J ( and Mr. E )

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

James, thanks a lot for this amazing grammar story, so you made me believe the grammar actually may not be boring

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Excellent explanation, thank u sir.
If u dont mind, it will be a great help if could explain the differences among Regarding, related to, with respect to & On behalf of..
1. I am calling you regarding your interview.
2. I am calling you related to your interview.
3. I am calling you with respect to your interview.
4. i am calling you on behalf of your interview,
Which one is true from the above 4 examples and why?
I am getting confused of these….

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

    that’s a good idea JUNAIDC.

    Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Still a better lovestory than Twilight :D

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Well done sir!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Thanks, Mr.James on Engvid.com

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Mr. J, you are so funny with bright ideas, thank you for the fun lesson.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

What about this example sentence in red which had a comma after the initial word “however”.
A hint on even more comma rules?
Please teach them to us as well after this lesson which has already been very instructive.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

thanks teacher james

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

thank you for your lesson. it’s helpful

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Have same rules in my lang,but it’s still scary to use.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

hi I want speak english with anybody

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

    U can depend on me man

    Friday, November 20th 2015

thank you James, the vide is very good)

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Thanks!JAMES
Nice job
I got 9 out of 10
JAMES I want to ask you some Question
What are the differences between the two sentence the comma go?
I always take a book to read yet,I never get the time to open it.
I have not known her long,yet I feel very close to her.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

    May I try to answer your question?
    The first phrase I think it is not correct. I have 2 versions for it:
    1. I always take a book to read, yet I never get time to open it (Yet is a conjunction = but, nevertheless, however)
    2.I always take a book to read, but I never get time to open it yet.( Yet is an adverb = until now, so far)(As an adverb is usually situated in negative statements, at the end of the sentence)
    The second phrase I think the sense is: even though I don’t know her long, I feel close to her. (yet -conjunction)

    Friday, October 16th 2015

Hello James! I like the way vou teach so much. Thank you for the brilliant lesson.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Simply amazing!
Great job.
Keep making funny video classes

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Hi there.I really like this lessons.Thanks for James,Adam and Emma.I am gonna to study masters program in Canada.And it was great chance for me to get direct access and every day improve my speaking and writing skills!!!God bless you!!!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

James, I want your shirt. Can I borrow it for my next lesson?

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

    hahahaha
    greetings Alex

    Wednesday, October 7th 2015

    haha )

    Sunday, October 11th 2015

Thank you Mr James for the lesson!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

I like it!!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

I just love you guys!! You make my life so easier!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

James I don’t really like gramatical themes but I did not know this important rule of fanboys&commas. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Wow nice! It’s too late to watch this video this is my favorite teacher lesson too why late is I had exams

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Thank for the leason

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Very helpful…. thanks so much to all the teachers here

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

thank you Mr. james. yours lectures really works wonder :) . but there should be PTE(PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH) lessons on your website as u already having IELTS and TOEFL as well.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thank you Mr. James for this interesting lesson!!
I hope you can come soon to Spain! Spaniards are waiting for you!!

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thankyou so much! I have learned quite a bit about comma’s.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thanks a lot! great work

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

This is a best way to understand English courses, thank you sir.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Very useful and funny lesson, thanks. Ciao.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Hello everyone, my new member, are looking forward to help, sir (^_^)

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

thanks

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thank you, James. And for the records, you are not stupid. :-)

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

i like it , thanks a lot guys

i really enjoyed it

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Finally i understood commas

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

you made it super easy to understanding!

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Very good video lesson Mr. James. Thank you so much. What about the following two sentences:
– Mr. E wants to buy batman, superman, or spiderman comic.
– Mr. E wants to buy batman or superman or spiderman comic.
which one is better?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

    Let me give it a try.
    In my humble opinion , the first is much better.
    As you can see , the second one has repeated word “or” being placed into is a little bit unnecessary.
    Remember that the “comma girl” we used not only means to set interval between words / sentences but can give us a pause to breath while speaking.
    That’s why I choose the top one.

    Saturday, November 14th 2015

    Hey there. By my knowledge,you missed the two phrases.
    you can’t use the comma before the ‘or’ in this sentence, because «or spiderman comic» has not a complete meaning.
    So you should say: -Mr.E wants to buy a batman, superman or spiderman comic.
    Just to remember, we still use a comma between batman and superman because we are enumerating

    Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Excellent explanation, thank u sir.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

I got 8 correct out of 10. Not too bad I guess!

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Thank you mr. James. The lesson is great!

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Thanks, I’m very appreciate your lessons. Good job!

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Hi EngVid, I would like to know about IELTS writing! So, in IELTS writing is most important is the structure, point or others aspect? Undoubtedly, I know about the process of verification writing only formally. (task response, lexical resource, gramma, coherence and cohesion). And, examiner checks essays based on the structure or points? Thanks EngVid!

Thursday, October 8th 2015

I’d like to thank you both James and Mr E for this great lesson!

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Thanks James for this important lesson!

Choose a conjunction to express the truth :-)

(Neither) I desire to learn the English language, (for | and | nor | but | or | yet | so) I watch videos in EngVid.

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Hi, James! Thanks a lot!

Friday, October 9th 2015

Hi, James ! Thanks.

Saturday, October 10th 2015

I didn’t understand very well, but good James.

Saturday, October 10th 2015

I wonder which player Mr. E is dating, jet that is not my business…

Saturday, October 10th 2015

hello

Sunday, October 11th 2015

Thanks James , nice lesson !!!

Sunday, October 11th 2015

Great lesson. Thanks again.

Sunday, October 11th 2015

:)

Monday, October 12th 2015

Thank you for the lesson

Monday, October 12th 2015

James, you are very kind.

Monday, October 12th 2015

Nice lesson thanks!

Monday, October 12th 2015

thx very much

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

Thank you God Bless you

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

Thanks! It was very funny way to learn something more. :D

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

10/10. Thx Mr James =D.

Thursday, October 15th 2015

Iam don’t understand

Thursday, October 15th 2015

I am ready for the next lesson thank you

Friday, October 16th 2015

Thank you James… Fanboys not always go after the comma girl… Good!

Friday, October 16th 2015

Thanks Jamoes. I’ve lernet a lot about comma. I’ve loved the funboys and de comma girl. hugs.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

Thank you James!Your lessons are great and I love your sense of humor!Makes this even more interesting!
Greetings from Montenegro!

Saturday, October 17th 2015

good job thanks

Sunday, October 18th 2015

thank you :D

Monday, October 19th 2015

thank you.. , nice when i listening you

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Thank you, James! I like your lessons.

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Great Lesson, Thanks.

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

Thank you James!
I got 100% \o/

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

I just joined, it was a good class

Friday, October 23rd 2015

Thanks a lot to you James for such a fantastic lesson! Most of the time I had problem with comma, but now I pay attention to FANBOYS to know where to put them.
the story was a fabulous idea, and your teaching method was wonderful.
Thanks again!

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Hi
I am learning english so is there any one who give their precious time to talk me

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Great lesson teacher!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Very good lesson teacher! I Love the history

Thursday, October 29th 2015

James, I’m the fanboy of your lessons!

Thursday, October 29th 2015

Thank you, it’s a good lesson

Saturday, October 31st 2015

thank you:) mr.james

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Thank you for this useful information!

Monday, November 2nd 2015

Thanks james is usefull¡¡

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

hello! teacher JAMES today is my first day to study with you. I was interesting the way you teach .
(COMMA & Fanboy) I never learn before but today I got it thanks for your helpful video.

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

thanks teacher james

Friday, November 6th 2015

i got 9 out of 10
thank you so much james

Friday, November 6th 2015

Its awesome sir .thanks a lot for this amazing grammar story,

Friday, November 6th 2015

Thanks for great lesson! You are awesome!

Monday, November 9th 2015

Very insteresting lesson as well useful!

Thank you Mr James for help us once again

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

Great not boring lesson James! Thanks for main actors comma girl and fanboys!!!

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

so funny thanks it’s very useful! I have to write an essay tomorrow

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

thanks MR james and i really loved your way in teaching this lessons

Thursday, November 12th 2015

Very good teacher! Learning with fun it’s possible with James

Friday, November 13th 2015

Amusingly. Thank you, James!

Friday, November 13th 2015

It helps me a lot !
Thanks for your dedication of English-teaching.
Can’t wait to see another useful lesson!

Saturday, November 14th 2015

Thanks very much mr. E ,and I want to thank all teachers in this website

Saturday, November 14th 2015

Thanks, James. Great lesson, but I have a question.

In sentence 2, isn’t the comma optional?

“Mr.E. went to the store,and bought a bicycle”.

Monday, November 16th 2015

thanks a lot ,for your lesson

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

Great lesson! Thanks

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

Thanks a lot. It’s really funny and helpful.

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

I have to say that your lesson is absolutely amazing and useful, James. I love the way you tell us a joke and a wonderful lovestory between comma and fanboy LOL. That is very kind of you…

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Hi, anyone wants to communicate in english
?

Thursday, November 19th 2015

This is a great video, and it’s very funny.

Thursday, November 19th 2015

Hi Mr.James i realy like your lessons you are a good teacher thank you so much

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

It’s great!
I love you, James !!!

Thursday, November 26th 2015

I got 10 correct out of 10 ❤️❤️

Saturday, November 28th 2015

A grade teacher makes A grade students)

Monday, December 7th 2015

Great lesson James

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

i like the quiz activity,and i am learning thank you james :)

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Mr. James teaches everything very well!!
Thanks!! :D

Monday, December 14th 2015

Thanks MrJames for your benefit lesson’s

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

thank you for your lessson

Thursday, December 17th 2015

great,
I love your teaching.

Friday, December 18th 2015

Thank you so much, James, that’s a great lesson)

Just for future lessons, could you please write just a tiny bit clearer cos my sister read ‘loyal’ as ‘byal’ and she hilariously tried to translate it by any means))) Many thanks in advance)

Sunday, December 20th 2015

Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Thank you Sir. Passing the coma exam was challenging, yet I got 10 correct out of 10.

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

thank you

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Thank you so much!!

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Exellent tip ! thanks a lot.These kinds of lessons cause we care for small points more.

Monday, January 11th 2016

EXCELLENT…sorry

Monday, January 11th 2016

Thanks for the Video! But I think with your overwhelming talking you make it easy things very hard to understand.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you James

Thursday, January 14th 2016

thanks james

Friday, January 15th 2016

It’s so funny! :)
Thank you, James!

Friday, January 15th 2016

Thank you very much, James.
I love this lesson!!!!

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Loving these videos James.

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Very helpful video, thanks. :D

Monday, January 25th 2016

wow. I am just falling in love with you guys. YOU ZEE BEZZTT!! :D

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Thank you! It was very interesting and fun! I enjoyed your lesson!

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Thanks Mr James :D

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

It was very useful.

Friday, February 5th 2016

Haha That’s fun:D Thanks

Saturday, February 6th 2016

The quiz was just a piece of cake.Thanks

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you sir,
I’m a new student , and I love the way how you teach us.

Friday, February 19th 2016

Thanks a lot teacher James. I had many problems with commas.

Friday, February 26th 2016

Thank you too much! ^^)

Friday, February 26th 2016

    Check out his James’ lesson of difference between too and so, you’ll be surprised.

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Thanks James, it was clear and funny.

Saturday, February 27th 2016

We are all Fanboys, but James is not a pretty girl…What a pity. :0

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

Thanks James. Very clear and also funny presentation. :)

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thankyou so much for the lesson. It helped me a lot! I am going to have a grammar test tomorrow about this. Now, I have all clear! Greetings!

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

This one was easy. I had 10 out of 10. But I also had a great teacher! :)

Thursday, March 10th 2016

Thank you. I enjoy learning English with. You a great smile.

Friday, March 11th 2016

It’s really funny ,and useful. I got 8 out of 9. By the way, I have learnt funboys ,so I speak english wery well. THUMBS UP!

Saturday, March 26th 2016

Finally somebody has explained this to me! This teacher’s videoblog is so good that I have recommended it to all my friends.

Saturday, March 26th 2016

very good,you teach very well

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Hi there James! You are a real Mavel! Wonderful class.
Thank you very much! Best wishes!

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

…real Marvel

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

thank you very much james you are a great teacher

Monday, April 4th 2016

Hello James! you told me to get 10/10, so i did it

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

This lesson was great, thanks.

Saturday, April 16th 2016

you are so nice teacher i really understand ur lesson thank you so much . i hope if i become a teacher i want also like you.

Sunday, May 1st 2016

Thanks a lot James.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

Hello James, I did ur test, but I got 90, cause of this:
2. Where should the comma go?
I went to the store and I bought eggs.
store, and
and, I
bought, eggs
none
my answer was none, because I when you use “and” is optional right?
Help me, Plase!

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

thank you ms.jemes i learned with you a lot of thing

Saturday, May 7th 2016

It so amazing

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

Thanks James..Its always an interest to attend your classes.

Sunday, May 15th 2016

thank you so much sir

Monday, May 16th 2016

Thx mr. James this video will help me a lot on my test thx

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

Mr James… you help me so much. Thank you!!

Thursday, May 19th 2016

Thank you James.

Friday, May 20th 2016

Thanks a lot Mr. James, this class was very illustrative.

Monday, May 23rd 2016

thank you for the lessone

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Great, but where are those tricky forms like “I thought, that this lesson is reacher”.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

i am happy i learn this today

Friday, July 8th 2016

Got 10/10. Thanks James.

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Thank you verry James. I’m a new student in this page.You are smart to teach, so It make me easy to understood.^. ^

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Mr James, thank YOU!

Friday, August 12th 2016

Hi Sir! I’ve been watching a lot of videos on this site and I am always satisfied with the explanations. I’d just like to have a question. Is it possible to say this: “Sir, you said I would only answer one question. So, I am not going to answer the second question.” I mean is it okay to start a sentence with this conjunction? Thank you so much.

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Finally i get it . that annoying girl “,” used to confuse me . thanks James , and nice t-shirt you have ;)

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Hi Sir! I’ve been watching a lot of videos on this site and I am always satisfied with the explanations. I’d just like to have a question. Is it possible to say this: “Sir, you said I would only answer one question. So, I am not going to answer the second question.” I mean is it okay to start a sentence with this conjunction? Thank you so much.

Monday, August 15th 2016

Thank You James for creating this really interesting and funny lesson. Youre great teacher! :)

Sunday, August 28th 2016
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