-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.
Types of Sentences
1.Subject 2.Verb 3.Object
A conjunction connecting one to the other.
For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
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.
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
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,
Those two are the same things