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Commas Are Our Friends

by Joe Devine

  • 177 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Green Stone Pubns .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Punctuation,
  • English Grammar,
  • Reference,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Education,
  • Language

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9338605M
    ISBN 101882010078
    ISBN 109781882010073

    New Year, New Routines & Emily Clements on memoir, commas and riding the rollercoaster Posted on Ma Ma by Kate Mildenhall Until Tuesday 31st March, , we’d love for you to pitch us for our brand new series Conversations with Friends. The answer is the first option. Remember that if you can put 'and' between the adjectives that describe the noun and they still make sense, then there should be a comma in between them. Otherwise.

    Self Help: Buy Our Book "Smashing Grammar" () Written by the founder of Grammar Monster, "Smashing Grammar" includes a glossary of grammar essentials (from apostrophes to zeugma) and a chapter on easily confused words (from affect/effect to whether/if).Each entry starts with a simple explanation and basic examples before moving to real-life, entertaining examples. Use a comma to separate words or phrases in a series. The dress is yellow, blue, and red. My Uncle Ben likes to fish, camp, and hunt.

    Our democratic-republican government is based on the idea of the natural right of every individual member thereof to a vote in making and executing the laws. Fill in the blanks in order. Janelle and Marcus and _______ group went to the library to prepare for the presentation, but the specific book they needed wasn't _______. Holy Writ. Learning to love the house style. where he made friends with a woman in his portrait class named Jeanne Fleischmann. commas diminished my enjoyment of the book, but I did stop.


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"Commas Are Our Friends by Joe Devine is a cheerful, funny, fresh approach to American grammar. Anyone who has to put words on paper will find Commas an entertaining journey through the shoals of syntax." -- Los Angeles Daily News, J "Commas Are Our Friends succeeds well in its purpose to educate while entertaining.

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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.

Commas Are Our Friends Products (1) Sort By Best Match Price ($ - $$$) Price ($$$ - $) Grade (ascending) Grade (descending) Popularity (least) Popularity (most). Get this from a library.

Commas are our friends: the easy, enjoyable way to master grammar and punctuation. [Joe Devine] -- A guide to the understanding and correct usage of different parts of grammar and marks of punctuation.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Commas are our friends: the easy, enjoyable way to master grammar and punctuation by, unknown edition.

Our Rule 11 of Commas says, “If something or someone is sufficiently identified, the description following it is considered nonessential and should be surrounded by commas.” In your first sentence, the term best friend is a precise identifier and the name Mike is nonessential, therefore you are correct to use a comma.

Commas are very important in our everyday writing as well as our professional writing. You want to communicate that you have good grammar and language skills and one way to do that is by using your commas correctly. Without the use of commas, we would live in a confusing world because messages would be incorrectly interpreted.

Use a pair of commas in the middle of a sentence to set off clauses, phrases, and words that are not essential to the meaning of the sentence.

Use one comma before to indicate the beginning of the pause and one at the end to indicate the end of the pause.

Here are some clues to help you decide whether the sentence element is essential. Add tags for "Commas are our friends: the easy, enjoyable way to master grammar and punctuation". Be the first.

When making a list, commas are the most common way to separate one list item from the next. The final two items in the list are usually separated by "and" or "or", which should be preceeded by a comma.

Amongst editors this final comma in a list is known as the "Oxford Comma". A series of independent clauses (sentences). Commas are our friends. Posted by ESC on Ma In Reply to: Comma are our friends posted by Bob on Ma It seem to me that someone posted a sentence here that illustrates how a misplaced comma can completely change the meaning of a sentence.

My subject title, by the way, is the title of such a book. One example I remember vividly from a 4th grade filmstrip was "Let's eat, Grandma!" As a 9-year-old, I found the omission of the comma hilarious. Comma are our friends Bob 03/23/ Commas are our friends ESC 03/23/ 1. For each of the following, choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.

I took Angie, the one with the freckles to the movie last night. I took Angie, the one with the freckles, to the movie last night. I took Angie the one with the freckles, to the movie last night. I took Angie, the one with the freckles, to the movie, last night.

It's not about looking more professional or what seems to be correct. Commas serve a specific grammatical purpose. You set off information in a sentence when the modifier is non-essential, meaning if there is a specific enough noun that the info modifies, then you set off the phrase, clause, or word.

Besides the period, the comma may be the most used punctuation mark in English. It may also be the most misunderstood. While a comma often denotes a pause, it may also clarify the meaning of words, as in coordinating adjectives.

The comma worksheets below are free for you to. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an. Our Rule 1 of Spacing with Punctuation states, “With a computer, use only one space following periods, commas, semicolons, colons, exclamation points, question marks, and quotation marks.

The space needed after these punctuation marks is proportioned automatically.” Originally, typewriters had monospaced fonts (skinny letters and fat letters took up the same amount of space). Commas with names and titles. No commas imply that the name or title is one of many people or things.

The first correct version of the sentence above implies that the writer has multiple friends, and that s/he is talking about the specific friend named Jane. OUR FRIENDS – FULL STOP, COMMAS.

Coralie Saudo & Mayana Itoïz. The inverted commas love to chat and they have invited all their punctuation friends. This book offers an exceptional approach to learning punctuation with humour and stories that makes it easier for young readers to understand and remember the role and use of punctuation.

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.Start studying Commas in a Series. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.