Punctuation Dialogue

-Put a comma at the end of a quotation. ex. “The sun is setting now,” said Peter.

-If it is just two people talking you don’t have to keep writing said ____.

-Every time a new person talks it has to be a new paragraph.

-There is interrupted speech and uninterrupted speech.



When to use commas

-When separating out phrases

-When addressing someone

-When making a list

-After an introduction

When not to use commas

-To add a pause because it feels right

-After a conjunction

-When separating an independent and dependent clause with a conjunction.


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Types of Sentences

Simple sentences

1.Subject 2.Verb 3.Object

Compound Sentences

A conjunction connecting one to the other.


For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So

Complex Sentences

They are made with several parts(Clauses). There is a main clause and a subordinate clause. You cannot of a subordinate clause if you don’t have a main clause.

Subordinating conjunctions

Ex. After, although, as, as if, as  long as, as much as, as soon as, as through, because, before, even if, even though, if, in order to, in case, once, since, so that, that, though, unless, until, when, whenever, whereas, where, wherever

Start with 2 adjectives, Start with a ‘ly’ word, Start with a’ing’ word, End with a ‘ing’ word, Sandwich technique, Prepositional phrase, Start with a conjunction, End with a conjunction

 Sentence Example

Subordinate Clause                         Main Clause

Although I like to go camping, I haven’t had the time to go lately and I haven’t found anyone to go with.


Colons appear everywhere,  sentences,  lists and salutations.

Only use colons after complete sentences

After the colon you use to clarify or expand

ex. Timmy wants several toys for Christmas: an Easy Bake oven, a water coating kit, a barbie doll and a Lit-Bite.

Timmy fell down the well three times last week: on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.


Replace colon with namely, does the sentence work?

After colons are mostly lists

ex. Dear Ms.Bevear,

Dear Ms.Bevear:

Those two are the same things