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Rule 1: 3 things in a series
My favorite foods are cookies and cream ice cream, nachos, and bufflo hot wings.
Rule 2: introductory phrase
Once upon time, there was an ugly little toy named Tommy.
Rule 3: introdutory participles
Daydreaming, I wander out in space leaving my lesson in commincation arts.
Rule 4: interrupt flow
Ships, you might imagine, were invented thousands of years ago.
Rule 5: appositives
The Egyptains, the inventors of sails, built barges from planks of woods.
Rule 6: after introductory word and direct names
Ms. Moore, did the Romans have a large fleet?
Yes, that was one of thier reasons for power.
Rule 7: use conjunctions to join main clauses
Camels can travel great distances, and their strength enables them to carry heavy loads.
Rule 8: after an adverb clause that introduces a sentence
Since camels are the main means of transportation in many dry areas, they are called ships of the desert.
Rule 9: before and after the year when used with both the month and the date
The bus trip began on July 5, 2001, and lasted for four weeks.
Rule 10: before and after a state or country with a city
People came from as far as Buffalo, New York, to travel with the tour.
Rule 11: setting off an abrbeviated title from a name
Carol Warren, M.D., studied the effects of motion sickness.
Rule 12: to set off too when it means also
Dr. Warren, too, rode the bus with us.
Rule 13: to set off a direct quotation
Kerry said, "Buses are more effecient than cars."
Rule 14: after the salutation and the closing of a letter
Rule 15: to prevent misreading
Instead of two, five teachers went on the trip with us.
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