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Commas infographic

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Transcript of Commas infographic

, Use a comma
to separate
items in a series (Scholastic Scope).
(Kyle, AJ, Liv, and
Jordan are
shamelessly
asking for an A on
their infographic.) Rule #1 Rule #2 Rule #3 Use a comma
after a long
introductory
phrase (Scholastic Scope).
(After spending
hours on our
infographic, we
wanted an A.) Use a comma to
separate clauses
joined by
conjunctions such
as and, but, and so (Scholastic Scope).
(AJ is an English
prodigy, but
occasionally messes
up on the use of
commas.) A punctuation mark (,) indicating
a pause between parts of a sentence.
It is also used to separate
items in a list. Definition: Commas If you can use a
comma correctly For the misuse
of commas. Go to jail for
using commas
incorrectly. For amazing
comma users! Comma
Chest Comma
Chest Comma
Chest , , , , Rule #4 When adverbs closely
modify the verb or
entire sentence, they
should not be followed
by a comma (Oliu, Brusaw, and Alred, 644).
(Perhaps we can teach
everyone how to use
commas. Certainly we
will try.) Rule #5 Certain types of
introductory words
are followed by a
comma (Oliu, Brusaw, and Alred 644).
(Furthermore, we
would like an A.)
(In addition, my
GPA could use an A.) Rule #6 Use a comma to
separate a direct
quotation from its
introduction (Oliu, Brusaw, and Alred 645).
(George Washington once said, "This group deserves A's.") Do not use a
comma when
giving an indirect
quote (Oliu,
Brusaw, and Alred
645).
(Tony the tiger said
he once got an A in
business writing.) Rule #7 Use commas to
enclose nonrestrictive
elements and
parenthetical sentence
elements (Oliu, Brusaw,
and Alred 645).
(Our hard work and
dedication, which
occurred over the
past two weeks, should
result in the highest
of marks.) When adjectives modifying
the same noun are reversed
and still make sense, or
when they can be separated
by an and or an or, they
should be separated by
commas (Oliu, Brusaw, and
Alred 646).
(The handsome, buff,
intelligent, humble men
did very well on their
infographic.) Use a comma to
separate names that
are reversed or that
are followed by an
abbreviation of an
earned title. (Oliu,
Brusaw, and Alred
647).
(Semore Butts, Ph.D.) When a comma should follow a phrase or clause that ends with words in parenthesis, the comma always appears outside the closing parenthesis (Oliu, Brusaw, and Alred 647).
(Although this class is early (8:30 a.m.), our intelligence is still keen.) "?," A comma always goes in
quotation marks unless there
are exclamation points,
periods, or question marks
(Oliu, Brusaw, and Alred 647).
(We switched into "beast
mode," which triggered a
mind blowing infographic.)
("Have you ever seen a
better infographic?" Said
Abraham Lincoln.) Rule #8 Rule #9 Rule #10 Rule #11 Rule #12 Commas and the
2nd Amendment "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to
the security of a free State, the right of the
people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

The meaning of the 2nd amendment has
been debated greatly because of the
confusing use of commas. The question is if
only militia members have the right to keep
and bear arms, or if all citizens have this
right.

The cause to this problem is the lack of punctuation rules that existed during the creation of the constitution. Commas
were used to mark pauses in speech and not
to change the meaning of a sentence
(Freedman). The Oxford
Comma The Oxford Comma is the final
comma before the conjunction in
a list. There has been much
debate on whether it should or
shouldn't be used. Some sentences
can become confusing without it,
while others become more clear.

Many newspapers choose not to
use the oxford comma because of
the money they save from not using
additional printer toner (Okrent). Slow children
crossing Goat cheese
salad
ingredients:
lettuce,
tomato,
goat, cheese (Naylor). My interests
include:
Dancing,
reading,
shopping,
cooking dogs,
and playing
sports. A beautiful,
baby girl. A
beautiful and
baby girl?
No. Skip the
comma (LaRocque). A sad, silent
assembly. A
sad and silent
assembly?
Fine. Keep
the comma. Time for
some
chinese
baby! Let's
eat
Grandpa! Warning
pedestrian
stop
vehicles
reversing ("CyberText Newsletter")
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