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This is a PPT for my students to learn to use commas and semicolons.

This is a PPT for my students to learn to use commas and semicolons.

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    Love the Comma! Love the Comma! Presentation Transcript

    • Love the Comma Senior English
    • Complete Sentence• Has a SUBJECT• Has a VERB
    • Fragment• Missing a SUBJECT or• Missing a VERB
    • Run On• Too many subjects or• Too many verbs or• Incorrect use of commas, semicolons, or colons
    • A Comma Splice• Using a COMMA to join two complete sentences: –Example: Mary had a little lamb, it’s fleece was white as snow.
    • The Myth• Put a comma where you take a breath… –UM, NOOOOO, What if you have Asthma???? –What if you are Icelandic?
    • The Facts• 4 Reasons to use COMMAS (not including dates, addresses, numbers) –FANBOYS –Intro/Exits –Special Information –Lists
    • FANBOYS• For • Yet• And (**) • SO• Nor• Or• But
    • FANBOYS• FANBOYS connects two INDEPENDENT CLAUSES –We call them sentences… –EX: Mary had a little lamb, and her fleece was white as snow.
    • Introductory Clauses• We call them phrases! –EX: Although she preferred cats, Mary had a little lamb, and her fleece was white as snow.
    • Exit Clauses• We call them phrases! –EX: Mary had a little lamb, and her fleece was white as snow, as well.
    • Flava!• More detailed information in the middle of a sentence… –Still a phrase… –EX: Mary, my little sister, had a little lamb, and her fleece was white as snow.
    • Lists, Lists, Lists• Use commas for lists! – Some professors use this format: Mary had a little lamb, a cow, and a cheetah. – Some use this format: …lamb, a cow and a cheetah.
    • Much Ado about AND• AND can be a tricky little word –Sometimes it connects and sometimes it doesn’t! –EX: Mary had a little lamb and a cat named Dexter.
    • The Mighty Semicolon• AND can be replaced by a semicolon if it connects two LIKE ideas! –EX: Mary had a little lamb; it’s fleece was white as snow.
    • Ready to Work????• Get ready to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE the COMMA!!!!