Comma Rule #1 Items in a List
Three or more items in a list need a comma between them. Ex. You will need pens, pencils, paper, and your book for class.
Examples You will have to eat your peas, carrots, and green beans before you get any dessert. Go to your room, turn off the lights, and go to sleep. We visited Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Oklahoma on our vacation.
Which sentence uses the commas correctly? My favorite colors are yellow, pink, and lavender. The directions say to go straight at the light turn left and take the first right. This one is right. This one is right.
Sorry, that’s not correct. The sentence gives three directions in a list, so there should be a comma between each direction. This sentence should be written: The directions say to go straight at the light, turn left, and take the first right. Click the back arrow to return to the sentences.
Great job! The sentence lists three colors that are my favorite, so the colors are separated by a comma. Click the forward arrow to return to move on.
Comma Rule #2 Two Adjectives Monica
Put a comma when you have two adjectivesdescribing one thing. • Ex: She is a smart, good student. Monica
Examples • I have a nice, sweet aunt. • My brother is a mean, angry boy. • I have a good, nice teacher. Monica
My crazy, funny uncle wanted my family to sleep over. My dog is an angry mean dog. Which sentences uses the commas correctly? This one is right This one is right Monica
Sorry, that's not correct • The sentence tells how the dog is angry and mean, but you have to put a comma between angry and mean because the word “and” is not used. This sentence should be written: • My dog is an angry, mean dog. Monica
Great Job • The two words describe my uncle and do not use the word “and,” so a comma is needed to separate them.
Comma Rule #3 Calling a Name
Use commas around the name of the person you are speaking to. Ex: • Raul,you are silly. • Stop that, Jose, before you hurt someone. • You had better be quiet, Gregoria.
Examples • Myra, you are very sweet to your brother. • It is very nice, Vanessa, to have you as a student. • Don’t even think about it, Raudel!
Honestly, Yanira, you need to stop rocking the boat. If you need help Ms. Nunciato just ask for it. Which sentence uses the commas correctly? This one is correct. This one is correct.
Sorry, that one is wrong. The name needs to be surrounded by commas to keep it separate from the rest of the sentence. The sentence should read: If you need help, Mrs. Nunciato, just ask for it.
Good for you! That sentence is correct because the name “Yanira” is set off from the rest of the sentence with commas.
Comma rule #4 Month comma year Cassandra
When you have a month, the date, and the year, you HAVE to have a comma between the number and the year!! • Ex. Casandra’s birthday is in April 12, 1997. Cassandra
Examples • A have a appointment on November 20, 2010. • I am going to Mexico on July 16, 2011. • The date of today is January 31, 2011. Cassandra
Sara was born in a hospital. The date she was born is June 15 1996. Which sentence uses the comma correctly? Sara was born in a hospital. The date she was born is June 15, 1996. This one is right This one is right Cassandra
Sorry, that’s not correct. • You have to have a comma between the date and the year. The sentence should be written: Sara was born in the hospital. The date she was born is June 15, 1996. Click the back arrow to return to the sentence. Cassandra
Great job!! • The sentence had the month, date, and year it had a comma between the date and year. Click the forward arrow to return to move on. Cassandra
Yea for you!!! Click here to move on. Cassandra
HEY !!!!! Go back to last slide. • WAT ARE YOU DOING PLAYIN WITH THE MONEKEY. • GO BACK TO WORK. Go back to the rule. Go back to comma rule Go back to the “Great Job” slide Click the arrow to go back to work. Go back to the question. Go back to the “Sorry” slide. Go back to the three examples. Cassandra
Comma rule #5 city and state Ana, I couldn’t find your slide design/background. Sorry!
You put the comma between the city and state and after the state if the sentence continues. Example : I lived in San Francisco, California, for 20 years.
Examples I like living in Guanajuato, Mexico, because it’s fun . My family and I visited Orlando, Florida.
I liked visiting Albany, New York, when it snowed. The Super bowl was held in Dallas Texas. Which one uses commas correctly between the city and state? This one is right. This one is right.
Sorry, that’s not correct • Because you a city and a state. have to put a comma biting
Great job ! • This one is correct because the sentence has to have a comma between the city and the state.
Comma Rule #7 Beginning of a sentence By Gregoria Munoz
You have to use a comma after a phrase of more than three words that are at the beginning of a sentence. It can be used with fewer words, too. • EXAMPLE : • OnFebruary 14, lost of people bring lost of stuff to school.
EXAMPLES: • To graduate high school, you must pass all your classes. • To go to college, you can’t have a bad reputation. • If you want to find a good job, you must have good references.
Not that it is any of your business, he called me last night. Not that you would care your phone call woke me up last night. Which sentence uses the commas correctly?
Sorry that answer is incorrect • You didn’t use a comma after a phrase of more than three words at the beginning of a sentence. • GOOO BACK AND TRY AGIAN
Great Job! You used the comma after a phrase of more than three words at the beginning of a sentence GOOD JOB GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE
GREAT JOB! • !YEAYYYY!
Comma Rule #8 Compound Sentences
For And Nor But Or Yet So Use a comma to separate two sentences with a FANBOYS connector. Ex. I am tired, so I need sleep.
The two sentences are okay on their own… Sentence #1 – I am tired. Sentence #2 – I need to sleep. …but I want to put them together… I am tired,so I need sleep.
Examples I am hungry, but I don’t have lunch for another two hours. I did not like the way the food in the lines looked, nor did the food in the snack bar look good. I will eat popcorn from the bandhall, or I will wait until I get home.
Which sentence uses the commas correctly? I bathed the dog but he still smells bad. I think the dog is sick, so I will take him to the vet. This one is right. This one is right.
Sorry, that’s not correct. When connecting two sentences, you must use a comma and a FANBOY. This sentence should be written: I bathed the dog, but he still smells bad. Click the back arrow to return to the sentences.
Great job! Two sentences are combined using a comma and a FANBOYS word. Click the forward arrow to return to move on.