Punctuation - PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Punctuation

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PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Punctuation There are several basic rules for correct comma usage: Rule One :   Introductory clauses  and phrases  are set off from the rest of the sentence by a comma. Examples:   When the rains came , we were caught by surprise. Seated on the 50-yard line , he really enjoyed the game. To earn a better salary , you must improve your skills. During the next three weeks , try to look for a job. Practice 1:    On your own paper, insert commas to set off introductory clauses and phrases in the following  sentences. 1. If the sale ends before Thursday I won’t be able to buy anything. 2. Known for his quick starts John expected to jump out to an early lead. 3. Because we are almost out of milk someone has to go to the store. 4. To make the team Andy practiced everyday all summer long. 5. After you finish the dishes please help me in the garden. Rule Two :   Commas are used to separate items in a series  (words, phrases, or clauses). Examples:   I saw Jim, Nancy, and Carol at the game. (words) We played in the pool, on the porch, and under the tree. (phrases) The teacher was unhappy because we had not done our work, we were not paying attention,  and we were acting silly in class. (clauses) Practice 2:   On your own paper, insert commas to separate items in a series. 1. I have read a book a magazine a newspaper and three brochures today. 2. Linda said she wanted to pay for the pizza put on her coat and call a taxi. 3. Near the old dock, we caught seven bass two small catfish and a big turtle. 4. In the time remaining, try to pack your things load the car and say goodbye. 5. I was pleased that you got a job made new friends and helped Jenny feel at home. Punctuation 1
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PLEASE WRITE ON YOUR OWN PAPER Rule Three :   Commas are used to set off a parenthetical expression  from the rest of the sentence. Examples:   You are, by the way, not eligible for the drawing. Of course, we are happy to help you. We were happy to help you, of course. She came to the house, in fact, by herself. In fact, she came to the house by herself. Practice 3:   On your own paper, insert commas to set off parenthetical expressions. 1. To tell the truth I have done a poor job on this project. 2. They have however not lived up to their part of the agreement. 3. Mr. Lane on the contrary does not hold any grudges in this matter. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1101 taught by Professor Amador during the Fall '11 term at Broward College.

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