If this post’s title brought back memories of heated arguments over the Oxford comma, no worries. This is a comma-friendly space.
Commas make whatever you write easier to read by inserting pauses and setting things apart.
They help make each sentence sound in the reader’s head the way it sounds in yours.
But one question keeps popping up: “Does the comma go before or after but?”
You wouldn’t think “but comma rules” would be a thing, but one rule doesn’t fit all the possible situations involving commas and conjunctions.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to sort it all out.