Comma Exercise

Comma Exercise - Using Commas for Clear Communication You...

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Using Commas for Clear Communication You have been reading about the comma in Chapter 5 and in the “Review the Basics” section of our textbook, pages 395-397. Learning to use the comma in four common sentence constructions will improve your ability to write clear sentences and avoid writing run-ons and unintended fragments. Review the four common uses of the comma; then complete the exercise below. Save the exercise and submit it to the Dropbox in Week 5. 1) Use a comma before a conjunction to join two independent clauses (meaning two complete thoughts) into one sentence. (Because there are two complete thoughts, this sentence type is called a compound sentence.) Coordinating conjunctions: and , but , so , or, nor, yet, for . Example: Your boss may become unhappy with employees for being late , so it is wise to arrive a few minutes early. 2) Use a comma after an introductory word, phrase, or dependent clause to separate it from the rest of the sentence Example: Furthermore, the graduating seniors went on to find jobs in their fields and earn top
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