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Transcript of Commas
Thank You for watching! All the credit goes to our writing teacher, Mrs. Fackler!
What is a comma?
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a Comma Video!
In a list you use commas. The order can go predicate, subject, list; or subject, list, and then predicate. They are both complete sentences.
Transition words help your ideas flow together. After every transition word, include a comma.
In a compound sentence there is an order of
Comma ( , )
Conjunction Word (FANBOYS)
Period ( . )
A comma is a type of punctuation that you use to make the reader pause. Commas can help your sentences sound clearer. They also help the reader understand better.
When do you use a comma?
You can also use a comma
To seperate a city from a state (Cheshire, CT)
To seperate the date from the year (April 6, 1896)
Instead of a period inside quotation marks ("I'm hungry," I said.
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Blah Blah Blah
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As I walked across the yard, I felt cold.
Although apples are nice, I like mangoes better.
After eating, my cat hiccups.
While we waited, we decided to get our writing folders out.
When we tell Ms. Richards her hair looks good, she smiles at us.
AAAWWUBBIS or sentence openers are a way of varying your sentences.
Unless people vote, the president doesn't get elected.
Before I do my homework, I have to check my agenda.
Because I passed in my homework, I didn't get a bongo slip.
If someone says hi to you, you say hi back.
Since I play an instrument, I have to practice a lot.
The opener sentence is a
A dependent clause is a sentence that cannot stand on its own. It depends on something else to make it stand.
Dependent clauses start with AAAWWUBBIS or other phrases or words that signal you to put a comma after the dependent clause.
A dependent clause is is never a sentence because the thought is incomplete.
After I got home from school. (What did you do? The reader will get confused here.)
After I got home from school, I had a snack. (This sentence has a dependent clause, a comma, an independent clause, and a period.)
Transition words include
in the first place
Example: At the grocery store I am going to get eggs, milk, pancake mix, butter, syrup, orange juice, strawberries, and blueberries.
The sentence after the comma is an independent clause, or a clause that can can stand on its own.
Example: The cat is friendly.