Презентація по слайдам:
Examples. When someone calls, you answer immediately. When someone calls you, answer immediately. Confusing The friends I have visited are Ruth Ann Jerry Lee Derrick Martha and Julie. (How many friends?) Clear The fiends I have visited are Ruth Ann, Jerry Lee, Derrick, Martha, and Julie. (Five friends.) Commas
Examples. All of my cousins, aunts, and uncles came to our family reunion, (nouns) My grandparents were excited, happy, and proud that so many came, (adjectives) The adults talked, laughed, took photographs, and shared memories, (verbs) Use commas to separate items in a series.
The salad contained lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and radishes. Our school newspaper has editors for news, sports, humour, features and art. (How many editors are there, four or five?) Our school newspaper has editors for news, sports, humour, features, and art. (Five editors.) Examples.
I need tacks and nails and a hummer. Sam or Carlos or Yoland can babysit for you tonight. Examples.
Are you going to that hot, crowded, noisy mall? I study in our small dining room. I'll drink cool, refreshing orange juice. Examples.
First I had a sandwich and a glass of milk, and then I called you for the homework assignment. First I had a sandwich and a glass of milk; then I called you for the homework assignment. Patty likes to act in plays, but her sister gets stage fright. Patty likes to act in plays; her sister gets stage fright. SEMICOLONS
Sarah looked out at the downpour. Then she put on her raincoat and boots, (two simple sentences) Sarah looked out at the downpour; she put on her raincoat and boots. Examples.
Incorrect: Emma felt shy, however, she soon made some friends. Correct: Emma felt shy; however, she soon made some friends. Incorrect: My parents are strict, for example, I can watch TV only on weekends. Correct: My parents are strict; for example, I can watch TV only on weekends. Examples.
Alan, Eric, And Kim voted for her, and Scott and Vanessa voted for Jason. Clear: Alan, Eric, and Kim voted for her; and Scott and Vanessa voted for Jason. Confusing: