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Transcript of Commas
indicates a pause between parts of a sentence
Indicates a pause between parts of a sentence
5- Used to separate items in a series (list)
used to separate items in a list
and to mark the place of thousands in a large numeral.
You've seen COMMAS used this way when...
1- Use commas after introductory words or mild interjections.
I am unrealistic.
2- Use commas to set off words of direct address.
why don’t you help me?
3- Use commas to set off one or more words that interrupt the flow of a sentence.
ex. Lebron James
as you can see in this video here
dominates all his opponents.
4- Use a comma before the
that joins the
two independent clauses
in a compound sentence.
Two Independent Clauses
I like working outside
I also enjoy reading.
He got out of school early
he took a nap.
"I like working outside" could be its own sentence
"I also enjoy reading" could also be its own sentence
are connected by "
"He got out of school early"
"He took a nap"
Amy ordered two hamburgers
a large order of fries.
BEFORE the conjunction
to end your list
Other ways we've seen COMMAS used...
6- To separate the elements of dates and places.
October 14 2015
separate the city from the state
Where does the
Thanksgiving Break starts on...
November 25 2015
7- Use a comma before a direct quotation and commas go INSIDE quotationmarks.
When asked if he had studied for the test
"Only a little
and his grade showed it!
This is useful for when you're writing a story with narration.
comma introduces the speaker
comma goes right before the quote
comma ends the quote without ending the sentence
Can remove what is between the two commas and it still makes sense?
Click the link below and complete the game
Think you've got
Click this link and try the 20 examples. Getting over a 90% could get you a
Show Mr. B your score if it's
90% or higher
DOUBLE the candy
... get a
90% or higher
on this activity