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Grammar: Commas, Quotations, and Compound Sentences

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Anna Dlesk

on 24 October 2013

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Transcript of Grammar: Commas, Quotations, and Compound Sentences

So many commas!
What do we do with them????

"Commas are used when two complete sentences are joined together, using such conjunctions as and, or, but, while or yet." - Lynne Truss
F:

for
A:

and
N:

nor
B:

but
O:

or
Y:

yet
S:

so
Ind. Clause
Ind. Clause
,
.
Examples
"There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other
,
and

knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies
,

but

just as much to stand up to our friends."
for, so
:
shows a cause/effect relationship

and
:
joins similar things or ideas, implies
a continuation of thought

but, yet
:
shows a contrasting relationship

or
:
indicates a choice between things or ideas

nor
:
continues a negative thought
Conjunction
Relationship
|
Quotations
1.
" Good afternoon, Harry
,
" said Dumbledore.
- Punctuation inside the quotation marks.
- Period at the end.
2.
"A Muggle
,
" said Hagrid
,
"it's what we call
nonmagic folk like them."
-Punctuation after the first sentence and
before the 2nd set of quotation marks
-Punctuation after the speaker and before
the next set of quotation marks.
3.
Then he said
,

"Sir, there are some things
I'd like to know, if you can tell me...things
I want to know the truth about."
- Punctuation after the first sentence
and before the first quotation marks.
and to mix it up a little...
4.
“Oh, HONESTLY, don't you two read
?

- Put the question mark before the
last set of quotation marks.
Compound Sentences
Quotes
More Practice!!
When someone responds and then adds
a new thought

"Yes
,
" replied Ron
.
"However, we also like to
have fun, Hermione
.
"

- Punctuation inside the quotation marks.
- Put punctuation after the response.
- Put punctuation again after the new thought
and inside the quotation marks.

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