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Commas and The Huffmans

Comma rules shared through a family album.

Laura Huffman

on 22 February 2012

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Transcript of Commas and The Huffmans

Commas &
The Huffmans Photo based on: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr In the middle of 2008, we got some great news;
I was pregnant! After I finished graduate school and my husband
got a job at Home Federal, we bought our first
house together. The next chapter... It all begins... My husband and I were married
November 20, 2004, on a crisp fall evening in Knoxville, TN.

*Use a comma around the year when using the month, day, and year and the sentence continues.
*Use a comma to separate a city and state. * Use commas around nonessential adjective clauses.
* Use commas after introductory transitional words at the beginning of a sentence.
* Use commas around participial phrases when they come at the beginning of a sentence or are nonessential.
* Use commas to set off the word "too" when it means also. My husband, who is an avid UT fan, dealt with the fact that I went to Georgia for my first two years
of college. However, having grown up in Knoxville, I still cheer for the Vols, too. *Place a comma after an adverb clause at the beginning of a sentence. * Use a comma after two or more prepositional phrases at the beginning of a sentence. * Use commas around the year when the month, day, and year are used and the sentence continues.
* Use commas to set off words in an appositive or an appositive phrase. On March 27, 2009, our first
son, James, was born at Fort
Sanders Hospital. What's next... * Use a comma after an introductory phrase.
* Use commas when listing items in a series. (AKA the Oxford Comma) Throughout the first three years of James' life, we have watched him take his first steps, begin to talk (and yell), and turn into an independent preschooler. *Use a comma when connecting two complete thoughts with a
coordinating conjunction.
* Use a comma to set off a nonessential adjective clause. One year ago, we moved into another new house, which has a lot more space, and all of us are enjoying turning it into our home. :)
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