): The dog barked at a cat, and the cat ran up a tree. This will depend how the word "please" is used. Comma Before Parenthesis Parentheses are used to give additional information to the reader—information that would disrupt the flow of the sentence if written as a nonrestrictive clause. And which 'to' are you referring to - the one after 'manifold' or the the one after 'transfer'? It takes a comma before the conjunction (and, but, or, etc. Aug 11 2016 15:51:43. tamguatlay Clive's reply was promoted to an answer. It should be separated from the independent clause that follows it using a comma: If you can’t make it, please call me. ""Please may I have a chocolate?" Most sentences are unlikely to need a comma after the word, e.g. Rule #4: Use a Comma to Separate a Dependent Clause That Comes BEFORE the Independent Clause. And only if you put a comma before the word from. However, a comma is needed when a sentence begins with a dependent clause, as is shown in the following example. 2. In other words, (intro phrase) you can pretty much place it anywhere in the sentence: Please keep it you. or "Please get me that book." For example, you could say this: Commas are needed before coordinating conjunctions, after dependent clauses (when they precede independent clauses), and to set off appositives. Using a Comma before “Please” or a Comma after “Please” Whether you put a comma before “please” or a comma after “please” depends on the tone you want to strike and on the position of the word “please” in the sentence. When Do I Use a Comma after “Please”? Let’s talk about tone first. If you're going to use improper grammar, please leave the bar. Please is not an intro word, phrase, or clause. – John Lawler Apr 16 '14 at 15:36. I think adding a comma before the word 'from' slows down the sentence. Please notify the people in charge of security, operations, IT, legal affairs, internal and external communications, employee recruitment and retention, research and development and marketing and advertising. No need for a comma here. Commas may be placed after the closing parenthesis but not before … Keep it up please. Use commas after introductory a) clauses, b) phrases, or c) words that come before the main clause. Common starter words for introductory clauses that should be followed by a comma include after, although, as, because, if, since, when, while. a. The Oxford comma reduces ambiguity in lists. After the race, John was exhausted. I cannot think of any other reason. It is an adverb, which flits around like a butterfly. A dependent clause, or subordinate clause, is one that can’t stand alone as a whole sentence. A comma marks a pause before 'please' when the sentences are spoken. 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