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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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