Commas In Ct

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

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Commas In Ct

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

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