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Master the Comma

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  1. Master the Comma Four main ways to use a comma

  2. Four Main Comma Uses • Commas can be used in FOUR MAIN WAYS: • List • Link • Introduce • Insert

  3. Commas: Listing • Commas support items in a series. • Commas between words in a list • Commas between phrases in a list • Commas between clauses in a list

  4. Commas: Linking • A comma and a coordinating conjunction link two independent clauses. • Coordinating Conjunctions: • For • And • Nor • But • Or • Yet • So

  5. Commas: Introducing • Put commas after introductory words, phrases, or clauses in a sentence.

  6. Commas: Inserting • When words or phrases that are NOT necessary are inserted into a sentence, put a comma on both sides of the inserted material.

  7. Commas: Four Other Uses • These are less common uses for the comma: • Quotations-Used to set off a direct quote from the rest of the text. • Dates and addresses • Numbers more than three places long • Clarity- used where needed to make something clear

  8. Commas: Exercises • 15: • Page 523 exercise 4 • Page 524 exercise 5 • Page 525 exercise 6 • Page 526 exercise 7 • 25: • Page 517 exercise 31-1 • Page 519 exercise 31-2 • Page 521 exercise 31-4