Quiz Time!

“Before we went to the festival_ we stopped at the bank.”

The sentence begins with a prepositional phrase, which contains 6 words; therefore, a comma is required.

The rule is that a comma is necessary when the sentence begins with a prepositional phrase of at least 4 words. Therefore, the sentence

“While it rained we played Clue.”

does not require a comma.

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