Unformatted text preview: 4 Walking home from school , the young boy found a fifty-dollar bill. (Present participle) 5 Dr. King said, “At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.” (Signal verb) 6 Elaine caught the flu. Therefore, she had to miss her cousin’s wedding. (Transitional word) 5. Nonessential vs. Essential Clauses Use commas around a “nonessential clause,” which is material that is extra information and does not change the meaning of the sentence when taken out. 1 My brother, who is single , lives in New York City. ( nonessential) 2 My brother who is single lives in New York City. (essential) 6. Interrupters Use commas to set off information that “interrupts” the flow of a sentence. Interrupters can be emotional interjections ( oh, well, wow ), parenthetical expressions ( to be exact, in fact, it seems ), and transitional words ( moreover, however, therefore ). 1 People think my English accent sounds fake. My girlfriend , however, thinks it’s attractive....
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- Spring '10
- Dependent clause, clause, Predicate, Finite verb