The last 5 comma rules – so COPY AND SAVE!

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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.

Ready?

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Use a comma to separate a comma from a question.

e.g.        She didn’t want to go, did she?

 

  1. Use a comma to separate opposing parts of a sentence

e.g.        I’m going to the party, not you.

 

  1. Use a comma after an abbreviation full stop.

e.g. The boys had hamburgers, coke, fries, etc., for lunch.

 

  1. 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

 

Nighty night.

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