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Commas. A little more about commas…. Commas with 2 independent clauses (review). Use a comma + coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS) to separate 2 independent clauses. Coordinating conjunction(def): connects words or groups of words of equal importance in a sentence.

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commas

Commas

A little more about commas…

commas with 2 independent clauses review
Commas with 2 independent clauses (review)
  • Use a comma + coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS) to separate 2 independent clauses.
    • Coordinating conjunction(def): connects words or groups of words of equal importance in a sentence.
    • FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).
  • Example:

1) His name is Abraham, and his friends call him Hamy.

delete commas that disturb sentence flow
Delete commas that disturb sentence flow
  • Example:
  • From the eastern, (DELETE comma) shore came the sound.
  • The candidate was understood, (Delete comma) for who he really was.
  • The great player played a position, for which he is, best suited. – Delete both commas.
commas w appositives
Commas w/ appositives
  • Appositive: a word or phrase that identifies or renames a noun or pronoun.
  • Use commas to set-off an appositive that adds non essential information to the noun/pronoun.
    • Example:

1) Lindblom, a school, is known for its achievement.

2) The newspaper followed Nancy, the newest member of the skydiving team.

commas w asides
Commas w/ asides
  • Aside: a random statement that is less important than the focus of the sentence.
    • Often spoken underneath someone’s breath.
  • Example:

1) Her friend, I hesitate to say, has betrayed her.

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