Commas Notes Set #3
REVIEW--Quick Tips for Commas <ul><li>Commas usually go in sentences at points where you pause when you read it aloud. </l...
9) Direct Address <ul><li>Direct address=speaking directly to a person </li></ul><ul><li>Use a comma to set off (after the...
10) Interrogative tags <ul><ul><li>Interrogative tags=asking a question within a sentence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a com...
11) YES/NO at beginning of a sentence <ul><li>Use a comma after the words YES or NO at the beginning of a sentence </li></...
12) Direct quotations <ul><li>Use comma before a direct quotation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct quotations will be in quota...
13) Dates and addresses <ul><li>DATES: Use a pair of commas to set off the date from the rest of the sentence. </li></ul><...
14) Commas to Avoid Confusion <ul><li>Sometimes it is necessary to add commas in sentences to make them easier to read </l...
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  1. 1. Commas Notes Set #3
  2. 2. REVIEW--Quick Tips for Commas <ul><li>Commas usually go in sentences at points where you pause when you read it aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Phrases set off by commas (comma at beginning and end of phrase) usually are not essential to the meaning of the sentence. Double commas=can cut this part of the sentence out. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 9) Direct Address <ul><li>Direct address=speaking directly to a person </li></ul><ul><li>Use a comma to set off (after the person’s name) </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell us , Mrs. Brummitt-Yale, who is the smartest student in the class? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 10) Interrogative tags <ul><ul><li>Interrogative tags=asking a question within a sentence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a comma to set off (before the question begins) </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar lessons are the highlight of this class , aren’t they ? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 11) YES/NO at beginning of a sentence <ul><li>Use a comma after the words YES or NO at the beginning of a sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, the students really don’t need to be on Facebook during class. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 12) Direct quotations <ul><li>Use comma before a direct quotation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct quotations will be in quotation marks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The student remarked, “There is no way I’m coming to class on today!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Someone owes me five dollars ,” shouted the student when he could not find his dinner after returning from break. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NOTE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When comma used before quote, it goes OUTSIDE of the quotation marks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When comma comes after quote, it goes INSIDE the quotation marks. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 13) Dates and addresses <ul><li>DATES: Use a pair of commas to set off the date from the rest of the sentence. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: On March 11, 2007, Finn Yale was born. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ADDRESSES: Use commas to separate all elements of an address except the zip code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Please send your income tax returns to the IRS at Department of Treasury, 111 Internal Revenue Service Rd., Atlanta, GA 39901 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 14) Commas to Avoid Confusion <ul><li>Sometimes it is necessary to add commas in sentences to make them easier to read </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example--When a word is omitted: To err is human; to forgive, divine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example--Prevent wrong groupings: Patients who can, walk up and down the halls several times a day. </li></ul></ul>

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