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Grammar Week 8

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Comma: Date
Put comma between day and year
-Example: March 3, 2012
Comma: Name of city in a state
Put comma between city and state
-Example: Atlanta, Georgia
Comma: List items
Put comma after each item in a series except the last one.
-Example: The soup needs onions, potatoes, beans, and carrots.
Comma: Friendly letter
Put comma after a greeting and closing
-Example: Dear Aunt Julie, Your friend,
Comma: Sequence words
Put comma after sequence words
-Example: Next, add two cups of water to the broth.
Comma: Direct address
Put comma before or after person's name when speaking to them.
-Example: Sam, please sharpen your pencil.
-Example: Hold on, Vince.
Comma: Tag and Quotation
Put comma between the tag and the quotation.
-Example: Pam asked, "Who has seen my paper?"
Comma: Introductory words
Put comma after Yes, No, and other introductory words.
-Example: Yes, I am planning on attending the concert.
Appositives
Words or phrases that rename a noun or pronoun and provide more information for the reader.
-Example: Charles[, an avid golfer,] spent all of his free time on the golf course.
-Example: [An avid golfer,] Charles spent all of his free time on the golf course.
-Example: Charles often enjoyed playing golf with Samuel[, his older brother.]
Mid-sentence Dates
When dates are embedded in a sentence, they require a pair of commas to set off the year from the rest of the sentence.
-Example: The singing group left on August 2, 2012[,] for their world tour.
Mid-sentence Place Names
When place names are embedded in a sentence, they require a pair of commas to set off the state or country from the rest of the sentence.
-Example: Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming[,] is an annual summer event.
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