Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Comma rules, part of Grammar Foundations.
The comma probably has more rules…than all the other punctuation marks added together,…and the comma is probably the most used…and the most abused punctuation mark.…Haven't used a comma for a while?…Must be time for one, breathed?…Looks like a good place to insert one.…Those are not reasons for using a comma, ever.…Even though the major comma rules are explained…and illustrated in other videos in this course,…let's overview some of the miscellaneous uses…for the comma and the reasons the comma is so important.…
You correctly use some of those miscellaneous rules…without even thinking about the comma.…For example, in amounts to separate the hundreds,…as in 1,345,777.…We use those two commas automatically.…Another automatic use is when we write dates and locations.…Pay particular attention to the second comma…in each of those examples.…The comma between the day and the year…21, 1881 is probably used automatically,…but the other one between the year…and the rest of the sentence is also necessary.…
The same basic rule applies to separating…
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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