Commas (Part One)

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  • Commas (Part One)

    1. 1. CommasEnglish Language Arts Notes
    2. 2. Commas in a Series
    3. 3. Commas in a SeriesUse a comma to separate three or moreitems in a series.
    4. 4. Commas in a SeriesUse a comma to separate three or moreitems in a series. Please grab the leash, collar, and treats. (series of words)
    5. 5. Commas in a SeriesUse a comma to separate three or moreitems in a series. Please grab the leash, collar, and treats. (series of words) Was it a toy poodle, miniature poodle, or standard poodle? (series of phrases)
    6. 6. Commas in a Series
    7. 7. Commas in a SeriesCommas also separate the items in aseries of three or more predicates.
    8. 8. Commas in a SeriesCommas also separate the items in aseries of three or more predicates. The dogs stepped out of their crates, sniffed the ground, and began to play.
    9. 9. Commas After Introductory Phrases or Clauses
    10. 10. Commas After Introductory Phrases or ClausesUse a comma after a LONG introductory phrase or clause.
    11. 11. Commas After Introductory Phrases or ClausesUse a comma after a LONG introductory phrase or clause. When you become really good at handling dogs, I will let you show them. (long introductory clause)
    12. 12. Commas After Introductory Phrases or ClausesUse a comma after a LONG introductory phrase or clause. When you become really good at handling dogs, I will let you show them. (long introductory clause) Until we arrived at the dog show, we had no idea what the schedule was. (long introductory clause)
    13. 13. Commas After Introductory Phrases or Clauses
    14. 14. Commas After Introductory Phrases or Clauses DO NOT USE a comma after SHORTintroductory phrases or clauses.
    15. 15. Commas After Introductory Phrases or Clauses DO NOT USE a comma after SHORTintroductory phrases or clauses. At 12:00 the show began.(short intro phrase) When it started we had a schedule. (short intro phrase)
    16. 16. Commas in Compound Sentences
    17. 17. Commas in Compound Sentences Compound sentences contain two or more independent clauses. Use a comma and a conjunction such as and, but or or to join the clauses.
    18. 18. Commas in Compound Sentences Compound sentences contain two or more independent clauses. Use a comma and a conjunction such as and, but or or to join the clauses. The terrier wanted to play catch, and the beagle wanted to chase him.
    19. 19. Commas in Compound Sentences Compound sentences contain two or more independent clauses. Use a comma and a conjunction such as and, but or or to join the clauses. The terrier wanted to play catch, and the beagle wanted to chase him. I would like to see the Smiths, but they may not be home.
    20. 20. Commas in Compound Sentences
    21. 21. Commas in Compound Sentences DO NOT USE commas to separate the COMPOUND SUBJECTS or COMPOUND PREDICATES of simple sentences.
    22. 22. Commas in Compound Sentences DO NOT USE commas to separate the COMPOUND SUBJECTS or COMPOUND PREDICATES of simple sentences. Jed brushed his dog from head to tail and walked it outside near the barn. (compound predicate)
    23. 23. Commas and Interjections
    24. 24. Commas and InterjectionsUse a comma to set off an interjectionnot followed by an exclamation point.
    25. 25. Commas and InterjectionsUse a comma to set off an interjectionnot followed by an exclamation point. Oh, well, I came to the dog show mostly for fun.

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