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Time to wake up – WAKE UP! (slap-slap-brrrrrrrr) Only 5 more to go.
I will make this as painless as possible.
- If the statement comes before he said, she wrote, etc, end the quoted material with a comma.
e.g. “I’m not going,” he shouted.
- Use a comma to separate a comma from a question.
e.g. She didn’t want to go, did she?
- Use a comma to separate opposing parts of a sentence
e.g. I’m going to the party, not you.
- Use a comma after an abbreviation full stop.
e.g. The boys had hamburgers, coke, fries, etc., for lunch.
- And this one is your lucky break!
I have decided to delete a few of the really complicated ones and just link you to Jane Straus’s website so you can really get into all the nitty gritty details. http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/commas.asp
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