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© Capital Community College The English House of Commas This set of slides will illustrate the most common uses of one of the most common punctuation marks: Use the information icon and hyperlinks (this color) to link to sources of further information in the Guide to Grammar and Writing.
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© Capital Community College Use a comma to set off the elements of a series (three or more things), including the last two. My favorite uses of the Internet are sending e-mail, surfing the Web, and using chat rooms. You may have learned that this comma is not necessary. Sometimes, however, the last two items in your series will glom into one if you don’t use the so-called serial comma . The English House of Commas
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Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction (and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so) to separate two independent clauses . The public seems eager for some kind of gun control legislation, but the congress is obviously too timid to enact any truly effective measures. If the two independent clauses are brief and nicely balanced, this comma may be omitted, but the comma is always correct. Our team is very good but their team is better.
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