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Thank You, Comma-gin!
Transcript of Thank You, Comma-gin!
Chicago, Il is popular among tourists.
Brashear, MO Example #2: Let's take a look at some comma rules... Do NOT use a comma to... What is the comma rule? Example #1 Andrea does not like asparagus, peas, or squash.
Rock, jazz, country, and classical are different types of music.
Eddie walked down the corner, looked at the ruined poster, and shrugged. Commas separate three or more words in a series
Comma goes after every word in the series except the last one (even before the "and"!) What is the rule? Rule #1: SERIES Separate the elements in an address Rule #2: City and State Example #3: Jacob, would you please take out the trash?
Never fear, Sarah, I won't let you down.
I promise this won't happen again, Mrs. Lewis.
What's the rule? Rule #3: Direct Address -Set off the name of a person or people being
spoken to Dates On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Separate elements in a date.
typically between the day (number) and year
If there's only a month and a year, no comma is needed. Example #4 She started kindergarten on Wednesday, August 27, 2003. NOT AN EXAMPLE:
My parents met in July 1986. WHAT'S THE RULE? Example #5 Interjection and Introductions Yes, I would like some ice cream.
After school, Janet will walk the dog.
Hey, let's go play kickball.
No, I am staying home tonight. Who knows the rule? Beginning of sentences
Interjection: "Yes" or "No" begins the sentence
Introductory words: Does not express a strong emotion or feeling
(Well, Hey, After school, In conclusion) - Separate the subject from the predicate
Ex: Getting to school, can be
difficult X Getting to school can be difficult Don't put it between two
sentence verbs - She walked out of the room, and started screaming about the grade on her essay. -She walked out of the room and started screaming about the grade on her essay. X So, what is a comma? What does it do? , -Used to indicate a pause and separates sentences
-Inside sentence or end of incomplete sentence And just for fun.... There should always be a comma between your city and state Thank you, Comma-gin!