Richard Krishnan English 1A, Section 4 Due: Tuesday, September 4, 2007 COMMA RULES: Please memorize these rules, apply below, and be ready to add commas in the right places on the next quiz. For further practice review The Bedford Handbook pp 1. Use a comma after introductory dependent clauses. Example: “Since your socks smell like a dead rat, kindly remove them from under my nose.” 2. Use a comma between independent clauses joined by and, but, or, nor, yet, so, still, and for. Example: “Mary had a little lamb, and her pediatrician fainted.” 3. Use a pair of comma around an inserted word or remark. Example: “Jean-Claude, as you might guess, speaks French.” 4. Use commas to separate items in a series. Example: “I adore anchovies, garlic, peanut butter, and spam.” 5. Use a comma before an afterthought added to a sentence. Example: “Hank’s platypus plays the accordion, something we hardly expected.” 6. Never place a single comma between a subject and its verb. Now apply:
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