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03/16/16 QUIZZES : Punctuation, 1. Commas Between Elements in a Series, 2. Commas After Introductory Clauses, 3. Commas Before Conjunctions (practices) Commas between elements in a series Use the extra common when at least one element in the series uses a conjunction: - He ordered, coffee, ham and eggs, and a muffin - I like peanut butter and jelly, and turkey sandwiches Use the extra comma in a “complex” series – where each item in the list is itself a complicated expression. The commas keep the thoughts straight. - In the painting , a boat floats on the open sea, a seagull circles the water before diving for fish, a rainbow arches over the majestic mountains in the background, and a child builds a sand castle on the beach Semicolons in a list Sometimes you need to use ; instead of , to clarify a list. This is normally happens when items in the list are long or when items in the list contain commas of their own. Commas after introductory clauses/phrases (dependent) When a sentence opens w/ a clause/phrase, use the comma. & If
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