ENG 125.078, Fall 2008 Instructor: Lauren Squires C OMMAS , S EMICOLONS , AND D ASHES , P ART 2 1. When using introductory elements , always use commas. This includes any time your sentence doesn't start with the subject. In fact, the policies are remarkably similar. Indeed, both candidates want to appeal to the middle class. Furthermore, neither candidate has provided specifics. 2. Appositives , items that add extra information about the subject, require commas to set them off when they are nonrestrictive - when the information they add is nonessential. When appositives add essential information, they are restrictive and you should NOT use commas. Nonrestrictive appositives requiring commas: Lauren, my writing instructor, is a linguist. I talked to Joe, the guy who lives down the street, yesterday. Restrictive appositives prohibiting commas: Bravo's show Project Runway was an instant hit. Pinker's article "What the F***?" analyzed the history of cursing.
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