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1 Conquering the Comma An Academic Learning Center Presentation A panda eats, shoots, and leaves. A panda eats shoots and leaves.

2 The Importance of Commas YouTube video

3 Commas Avoid Confusion… Allposters.com

4 Separate words in a series This weekend I plan on working on my homework as well as clean my room, finish my laundry, give my dog a bath, and wash my car.

5 To Separate two adjectives in place of the word “and” Maya Angelou is a strong, courageous woman.

6 When an –ly adjective is used with other adjectives This room is a lively, fun place.

7 Fill in the missing Commas 1.Next week I have two exams a research paper and a book report due. 2.Bobby is a tall thin man.

8 Fill in the missing Commas 1.Next week I have two exams, a research paper, and a book report due. 2.Bobby is a tall, thin man.

9 Surround the name of a person being addressed Will you, Ally, finish your chores please?

10 Separate days of the month from the year and after the year The Rock was born on May 2, 1972, in California.

11 Separate the City from the State The Rock was born in Hayward, California.

12 Surrounds degrees or titles used with names John C. Monroe, M.D., knew Daniel James Jr. before he started kindergarten.

13 Fill in the missing Commas 1. Larry Cagle M.D. just retired after working in California Nevada Oregon Mississippi and Georgia. 2. Maria Ramirez Ph.D. has just accepted a teaching position in Tulsa Oklahoma.

14 Fill in the missing Commas 1. Larry Cagle, M.D., just retired after working in California, Nevada, Oregon, Mississippi, and Georgia. 2. Maria Ramirez, Ph.D., has just accepted a teaching position in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

15 After a phrase of more than three words at the beginning of a sentence n my birthday, my oldest brother sent me a bouquet of flowers.

16 To separate ideas that interrupt the flow of a sentence Yesterday, even though the weather seemed like it was below freezing, my friend walked all the way across town to help her sister prepare for a dinner party.

17 To specify or describe something, or someone Susan, who works at the dentist office, came in the jewelry store with her boyfriend the other day to look at promise rings.

18 Fill in the missing Commas 1. I plan on working on my homework with Annette Megan and Lauren at the coffee shop this weekend. 2. Yes Sir I will return these documents to your office as soon as I fill them out. 3.Larry T. Tucker M.D. knew Katy Sin Clair Ph. D. long before she moved to Berkeley California.

19 Answers 1.I plan on working on my homework with Annette, Megan and Lauren at the coffee shop this weekend. 2.Yes, Sir, I will return these documents to your office as soon as I fill them out. 3.Larry T. Tucker, M.D., knew Katy Sin Clair, Ph. D., long before she moved to Berkeley, California.

20 Fill in the missing Commas 4. My Dad is a Silly fun person to be around. 5. Kristy is a sweet loving person. 6. Will you Jonah put the clothes in the dryer? 7. Rosa’s new granddaughter was born last month on January 27 in Sacramento California.

21 Answers 4. My Dad is a Silly, fun person to be around. 5. Kristy is a sweet, loving person. 6. Will you, Jonah, put the clothes in the dryer? 7. Rosa’s new granddaughter was born last month on January 27 in Sacramento, California.

22 Fill in the missing Commas 8. Rosa was born January in a small town. 9. Felix was born in San Francisco California. 10. Yesterday afternoon I was running late for a meeting when my car broke down and I had to call a tow truck for assistance.

23 Answers 8. Rosa was born January 28, 1963, in a small town. 9. Felix was born in San Francisco, California. 10. Yesterday afternoon, I was running late for a meeting when my car broke down and I had to call a tow truck for assistance.

24 Fill in the missing Commas 11. This morning while I was watching The Today Show I finished my writing my paper for my philosophy class. 12. Brian who works for UPS will be joining us at the Super Bowl party this weekend. 13. Joey was born on June

25 Answers 11. This morning, while I was watching The Today Show, I finished my writing my paper for my philosophy class. 12. Brian, who works for UPS, will be joining us at the Super Bowl party this weekend. 13. Joey was born on June 23, 1967.

26 Fill in the missing Commas 14. I have chosen to go to school in Fresno California to remain closer to my father mother sister and brother. 15. For Monday’s class please remember to bring a final copy of your research paper a blue book a number two pencil and your text book.

27 Answers 14. I have chosen to go to school in Fresno, California to remain closer to my father, mother, sister and brother. 15. For Monday’s class, please remember to bring a final copy of your research paper, a blue book, a number two pencil, and your text book.

28 Resources comma.html comma.html Tutorial Center Monday-Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm Friday 9:00am-2:00pm

29 Evaluation If you see any errors on this PowerPoint or if none of the links work, please let us know! Thank you, English Tutors


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