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Review the #1 comma rule we use today in examples from Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales"

Review the #1 comma rule we use today in examples from Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales"


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  • 1. Coming to Terms …with commas 
  • 2. When do you use a comma?
  • 3. What is the common denominator?
    • He would not hold his peace for anyone, but he told his churl’s tale his own way…
    • He didn’t stop to sell his bread and ale, but he came down flop upon the floor and fainted right away.
    • This fellow had a dream, and as he lay in bed it seemed he heard his comrade call
  • 4. Why?
    • He would not hold his peace for anyone
    he told his churl’s tale his own way… , but . but ,
  • 5. So, what’s the rule?
    • Add a comma and a conjunction to join two independent clauses.
    Time to Check He didn’t stop to sell his bread and ale, but he came down flop upon the floor and fainted right away.