вторник, 6 марта 2012 г.

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Commas: 12 Examples
1) In a list:
Robbie likes writing blogs, making videos, and drawing illustrations to go with his blog posts.
2) Between 3 or more adjectives or adverbs:
The MyEC photo gallery is an educational, colourful, moderated space for English practice.
3) With two adjectives:
The Learning English Video Project is an informative, entertaining documentary.
4) With numbers:
The 50,000th member of MyEC was Mogal Satish.
5) For addresses or dates:
Our 50,000th member arrived on December 30, 2011. He was from Maharashtra, India.
6) For direct speech:
JK said, "Just ignore that chatter. He's a troublemaker."
"Thank you," the new member said. "Can you show me how to use the ignore button?"
7) Before a coordinating conjunction:
Tara was away from the Audio Speaking Group for a while, but Ohnie and others filled in.
8) For parenthetical elements:
Josef, who is the founder of EnglishClub, posted a great photo from Vietnam.
9) After an introductory element:
After creating a new photo challenge, Nadiyah invited her friends to join.
10) With sentence adverbs:
Our 20,000th member, not surprisingly, was overwhelmed by our welcome messages.
11) With adverbial clauses:
a) If ESL Teacher Lisa Jo moderates a chat on MyEC, many chatters will participate.
b) Many MyEC chatters will participate if Lisa Jo moderates the chat. (no comma)
12) Run-on sentence correction:
Error found: It seems that you have good news about your work, you are clever, and you will succeed.
Correction: "It seems that you have good news about your work. You are clever, and you will succeed."
Note: There are always exceptions to language rules. You will find commas used in other ways. It's always best to learn the basic rules before you learn how to break them.

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