3 edition of The comma found in the catalog.
|Genre||Handbooks, manuals, etc.|
|Series||Academic survival guide|
|Contributions||Trent University. Academic Skills Centre.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||38|
The comma (,) is one of the most commonly misused forms of punctuation. Omitting a comma causes information to run together, leading to a change in meaning or loss of clarity. Excessive commas cause information to become choppy and disconnected, confusing the reader. Rule 1 – Use a comma when beginning sentences with introductory words such as well, why, hello, no, yes, etc. Examples: Yes, I do need that report. Well, I never thought I’d live to see the day Rule 2 – Use a comma before and after introductory words such as namely, that is, i.e., for example, e.g., or for instance when they are followed by a series of items.
The Case of the Missing Comma A related issue is the epidemic of missing commas after parenthetical phrases or appositives — that is, self-enclosed material that’s within a sentence, but not essential to its meaning. The following sentences all lack a necessary comma. Can you spot where? My father, who gave new meaning to the expression “hard working” never took a vacation. In this sort of context, it's more useful to ask whether the details of the title and author are presented clearly and unambiguously rather than whether the comma placement is correct. 'Correct' implies some kind of absolute standard of acceptability, but punctuation conventions vary quite considerably, depending on which style guide (if any) is being followed, or even on which side of the.
Patricia O’Conner - New York Times Book Review. Lighthearted and sparkling. Eloise Kinney - Booklist [A] funny and entertaining new book about language and life While Norris may have a job as a “comma queen,” readers of Between You & Me will find that “prose goddess” is perhaps a more apt description of this delightful writer.”/5(12). comma The comma (,) is one of the most commonly used punctuation marks in English. Commas are the same in appearance as apostrophes (’), but are placed on the bottom line of the text, in the same location as periods. Generally speaking, commas are used to connect two or more elements in a sentence, but the way in which they do this varies widely.
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Rule 1. Use commas to separate words and word groups in a simple series of three or more items. Example: My estate goes to my husband, son, daughter-in-law, and nephew.
Note: When the last comma in a series comes before and or or (after daughter-in-law in the above example), it is known as the Oxford newspapers and magazines drop the Oxford comma in a simple series, apparently.
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ISBN /5(). The comma is a valuable, useful punctuation device because it separates the structural elements of sentences into manageable segments. The rules provided here are those found in traditional handbooks; however, in certain rhetorical contexts and for specific purposes, these rules may be broken.
The final comma in a list of items is known as an Oxford comma or serial comma. Some writers omit it, but doing so can cause confusion. In the example immediately above, the serial comma makes it clear that the writer is taking two separate economics courses next semester.
Omitting the serial comma makes this unclear. Comma with an Appositive. An appositive is a word or phrase that refers to the same thing as another noun in the same sentence. Often, the appositive provides additional information about the noun or helps to distinguish it in some way.
Commas have a particular grammatical purpose: a pair of commas separates parenthetical content from the main sentence. Normally there might be a slight pause at the commas when reading the sentence, but a slight pause when reading is not a reason to introduce a comma when the grammar does not require it.
The book title, Book, is not parenthetical content in your sentence; in my sentence here. Coma is a wretched book. Cook couldn't write an interesting, strong, or likable character if you held a gun to his head. The words in the book repeatedly tell us how beautiful and (more importantly) how smart the protagonist, Susan, is.
But the actual words that represent what she thinks and says/5. For each question, choose the correct sentence. Ophelia is picking up the food and I am making the centerpieces. Ophelia is picking up the food, and I am making the centerpieces.
“Yes,” Ting said, “I did see the baby panda at the zoo today.” “Yes,” Ting said “I did see the baby panda at the zoo today.”. Comma Connie loves sticking her nose into everything. As students follow this wacky character, they learn where commas belong in sentences, and why, and they practice what they’ve learned.
Comma Connie (Using Commas) | Printable Mini-Books. Why, commas really do make a difference. Adapted from the #1 best seller, this story is sure elicit gales of laughter and better punctuation from all who view it.
This video is fun and educational. I have a question regarding the “Commas and Periods” Quiz 1, on page of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. In this quiz, sentence #2 reads: “Yes,” Ting said “I did see the baby panda at the zoo today.” The answer key places a comma after “said.”.
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Use this comma rules flip book foldable with sports-themed mentor sentences in your interactive notebook to review comma usage with middle and high school ELA classes. These punctuation “rules” are based on style guidelines from MLA 8 and Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. Sure. Some that come to mind are Life, the Universe and Everything; Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind; and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Commas in books. Category Education; a suggested video will automatically play next. Up next How to Use the Comma— part 1 Write a Fiction Book: Punctuation Writing. Use a comma to enclose non-defining relative clauses and other non-essential details and comments.
The comma is placed on either side of the insertion. China, one of the most powerful nations on Earth, has a huge population. Jason's grandmother, who was born inlived through the Second World War.
Cats, unlike dogs, do not respect their. Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence. Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
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