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Get out… index card Writer’s Guide white board glove IF you do not have your Writer’s Guide, get a green packet from Mrs. Macauley- SIGN IT and DATE IT!
One of these sentences needs a comma. Rewrite the one that NEEDS it. INSERT the comma. Last week’s math test covered linear equations which was the hardest topic all year. Last week’s math test which was the hardest one all year covered linear equations.
Last week’s math test, which was the hardest one all year, covered linear equations. WHY: the adjective clause is in the middle of the sentence and is nonessential (not needed) in the sentence. See rule #10 in your Writer’s Guide. Last week’s math test covered linear equations which was the hardest topic all year. See NOTE on rule #10 in your Writer’s Guide.
If you know the comma rules, you can impress others. WHY: If a sentence starts with a subordinating conjunction, you will need a comma before the complete sentence. See rule #7 in your Writer’s Guide. You can impress others if you know the comma rules.
Rule #1: series This year I really learned a lot about sentence fluency, organization, and voice. Rule #2: no comma Students wrote papers on Emily Dickenson and Robert Frost and Dr. Seuss.
Rule #3: compound sentence I know there should be a comma when a sentence starts with a preposition, yet I often forget. Rule #4: two adjectives Persuasive writing requires a passionate, credible voice.
Rule #5: quotes Mrs. Macauley said, “It is okay to be wrong.” Rule #6: first words Of course, there will be a quiz on commas.
Rule #7: subordinating conjunction (SC) Participial Phrase (PP) While comma rules may be difficult, correct usage helps readers understand your ideas. Rule #8: direct address Students, please copy down the entire sentence.
Rule #9: transition More often than not, reading your paper aloud will help with sentence fluency. Rule #10: adjective clause Good word choice, which is subjective, can transform a paper.
Rule #11: appositive phrase Comma usage, part of the punctuation unit, will be the biggest section of the quiz. Rule #12: date The punctuation quiz is scheduled for May 10, 2011.
Rule #13: letter Dear Students, You can do this!!