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coordinating-conjunctions

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Coordinating conjunctions, punctuation

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  1. 1. Comma Before Coordinating Conjunctions The use of comma before and, but, or, nor, so, yet, for
  2. 2. Between two complete thoughts joined by a coordinating conjunction Whenever you have two complete thoughts (Independent Clauses) joined by a Coordinating Conjunction, you must include a comma.
  3. 3. Coordinating Conjunctions There are seven coordinating concjunctions.
  4. 4. Coordinating Conjunctions  Use a comma between two complete thoughts connected by FANBOYS (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So).  Mary liked her new dress, but she didn’t notice that it had a stain on the collar.  What is the subject and predicate for each clause?  Mary liked her new dress, but she didn’t notice that it had a stain on the collar.  Notice that the comma goes before the coordinating conjunction not after it.  dress, but
  5. 5. Coordinating Conjunctions  Remember: you only need a comma when you have two independent clauses joined by FANBOYS; otherwise, you don’t need it.  Mary bought a new dress but didn’t notice the stain on the collar.  Why don’t you need a comma this time? What is missing?
  6. 6. Coordinating Conjunctions  For  And  Nor  But  Or  Yet  So
  7. 7. Coordinating Conjunctions  ,for  ,and Clause 1  ,nor  ,but  ,or  ,yet  ,so clause 2
  8. 8. Comma before Coordinating Conjunctions Use a comma before and, but, or or when it joins simple sentences to form a compound sentence. We like to play softball , but My mother can drive us My brownies are tasty , or the field is often used. we can take the bus. , and everyone enjoys them.
  9. 9. Comma before Coordinating Conjunctions Use a comma before and, but, or or when it joins simple sentences to form a compound sentence. We like to play softball , but My mother can drive us My brownies are tasty , or the field is often used. we can take the bus. , and everyone enjoys them.
  10. 10. The English House of Commas Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction (and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so) to separate two independent clauses. The public seems eager for some kind of gun control legislation, but the congress is obviously too timid to enact any truly effective measures. If the two independent clauses are brief and nicely balanced, this comma may be omitted, but the comma is always correct. Our team is very good but their team is better.

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