If we speak without pausing, everything sounds like a word salad. It’s hard to follow.
When we pause, we give listeners the time and the structure to understand what we’re saying.
In this lesson we’re going to look at two ways we use commas to help us:
- describe the circumstances of an event, or
- clarify a statement.
Before we go further, read the snippets below and imagine what they'd sound like without commas.