ch16 - Commas Objectives Use commas correctly in...

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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 2 Commas Objectives Use commas correctly in punctuating series, direct addresses, and parenthetical expressions. Use commas correctly in punctuating dates, addresses, geographical items, and appositives.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 3 Commas Use commas correctly in punctuating independent adjectives, verbal phrases, and prepositional phrases. Use commas correctly in punctuating independent, introductory, terminal, and nonessential clauses. Use commas correctly in punctuating degrees, abbreviations, and numerals.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 4 Commas Use commas correctly to indicate omitted words, contrasting statements, short quotations, and to achieve clarity.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 5 Using Commas in a Series Commas are used to separate three or more equally ranked (coordinate) elements (words, phrases, or short clauses) in a series. A comma before the conjunction ensures separation of the last two items.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 6 Using Commas in a Series Series of words He submitted all production , distribution , sales , and financial data. Series of phrases They achieved a government of the people , by the people , and for the people.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 7 Using Commas in a Series Series of clauses Lee investigated hiring , Kelly studied compensation , and Mark researched benefits.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 8 Using Commas in Direct Address Words and phrases of direct address are set off by commas. We assure you , Mrs. Ortiz , that your bill will be corrected.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 9 Using Commas in Parenthetical Expressions Parenthetical words, phrases, and clauses that interrupt the flow of a sentence and are unnecessary for its grammatical completeness should be set off by commas.
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 10 Phrases commonly used as parenthetical expressions as a matter of fact in fact by the way in the meantime for example needless to say in addition no doubt incidentally of course Using Commas in Parenthetical Expressions
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Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 16 - 11 By the way , have you made your appointment yet? You did , no doubt , make payment with a credit card. I am very happy the order arrived , under the circumstances. Using Commas in Parenthetical Expressions
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Ch. 16 - 12 Do not use commas unless the expressions are actually parenthetical and interrupt the sentence. We have no doubt that your plan will succeed. Using Commas in Parenthetical
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