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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...
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...
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 w...
Introductory Clauses• We call them phrases! –EX: Although she preferred  cats, Mary had a little lamb,  and her fleece was...
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 littl...
Lists, Lists, Lists• Use commas for lists! – Some professors use this  format: Mary had a little  lamb, a cow, and a cheet...
Much Ado about AND• AND can be a tricky little word  –Sometimes it connects and   sometimes it doesn’t!  –EX: Mary had a l...
The Mighty Semicolon• AND can be replaced by a  semicolon if it connects two  LIKE ideas! –EX: Mary had a little lamb;  it...
Ready to Work????• Get ready to  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and  LOVE the COMMA!!!!
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Love the Comma!

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

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Love the Comma!

  1. 1. Love the Comma Senior English
  2. 2. Complete Sentence• Has a SUBJECT• Has a VERB
  3. 3. Fragment• Missing a SUBJECT or• Missing a VERB
  4. 4. Run On• Too many subjects or• Too many verbs or• Incorrect use of commas, semicolons, or colons
  5. 5. A Comma Splice• Using a COMMA to join two complete sentences: –Example: Mary had a little lamb, it’s fleece was white as snow.
  6. 6. The Myth• Put a comma where you take a breath… –UM, NOOOOO, What if you have Asthma???? –What if you are Icelandic?
  7. 7. The Facts• 4 Reasons to use COMMAS (not including dates, addresses, numbers) –FANBOYS –Intro/Exits –Special Information –Lists
  8. 8. FANBOYS• For • Yet• And (**) • SO• Nor• Or• But
  9. 9. FANBOYS• FANBOYS connects two INDEPENDENT CLAUSES –We call them sentences… –EX: Mary had a little lamb, and her fleece was white as snow.
  10. 10. Introductory Clauses• We call them phrases! –EX: Although she preferred cats, Mary had a little lamb, and her fleece was white as snow.
  11. 11. Exit Clauses• We call them phrases! –EX: Mary had a little lamb, and her fleece was white as snow, as well.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Ready to Work????• Get ready to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE the COMMA!!!!

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