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Today’s Agenda. Pronoun Quiz! Using Commas Correctly Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions Homework

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Today s agenda

Today’s Agenda

  • Pronoun Quiz!

  • Using Commas Correctly

    • Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions

  • Homework

    • Write seven sentences about your past week, but do not put periods at the ends of these sentences. Next, use each of the seven FANBOYS to connect each of your sentences to a new thought (i.e.: My girlfriend cut her hair this week, yet I could not see any difference). Use a different coordinating conjunction for each sentence. Use the Imaginary Period tip to see if your sentences are correctly punctuated.


But first

But first…


Commas with coordinating conjunctions

Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions

Essential Vocabulary

  • Coordinating conjunction: connect words, phrases, and clauses (FANBOYS = For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So)

  • Coordinating conjunctions are punctuated in two different ways depending on what the conjunctions join.

    • Use a comma when the coordinating conjunction joins two independent clauses

      • Derek finally finished writing his book of poems, but his publisher was not satisfied.

    • DO NOT use a comma when the coordinating conjunction joins dependent clauses

      • A moose wandered into town and scared several boys.


Commas with coordinating conjunctions1

Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions

  • Imaginary Period Tip [Revisited]: Pretend there is a period right before the coordinating conjunction. If bothparts divided by the imaginary period can stand alone as complete sentences, use a comma. Otherwise, omit the comma.


Let s practice

Let’s Practice!

Correct any comma errors in the following sentences. If there is no error, write OK above the sentence. Confirm your corrections by applying the Imaginary Period Tip.

  • Soviet-made airplanes once accounted for 25 percent of the world’s aircraft but this proportion has drastically changed.

  • Someone called for you this morning, and left a strange message.

  • The town of Longyearbyen forbids people from dying there, for it is so cold in this arctic town that bodies do not decompose.

  • My first class officially ends at noon but the teacher keeps us late every day.

  • Most Americans are terrified of being bitten by a shark, yet far more people are killed each year by dogs.


Homework

Homework

  • Write seven sentences about your past week, but do not put periods at the ends of these sentences. Next, use each of the seven FANBOYS to connect each of your sentences to a new thought (i.e.: My girlfriend cut her hair this week, yet I could not see any difference). Use a different coordinating conjunction for each sentence. Use the Imaginary Period tip to see if your sentences are correctly punctuated.


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