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End Marks/Commas

Examples and Rules Set 1

When is a period used? After declarative (statement) and imperative (command or request) sentences
When is a question mark used? After interrogative (question) sentences
When is an exclamation point used? After exclamatory (shows emotions) sentences
What are 3 main purposes of commas? It makes sentences easier to understand, signals pauses or parts such as word(s), clauses or phrases and sets off a series.
Name the rule: I bought books, shoes, and sunglasses. Use a comma after 3 or more items in a series.
Name the rule: Yes, I did go to see that movie. Use a comma to show pause after introductory word(s).
Name the rule: Sofia, will you collect the handouts? Use a commas to set off names in a direct address.
Name the rule: To win all of the points, you need to answer this last round. Use a comma after 2 or more long or foggy prepositional phrases.
Name the rule: Plagued by losses, the team retrained the basics of the game. Use a comma after an introductory participle or participial phrase.
Name the rule: She is tall; therefore, she is often good at rebounding the basketball. Use a comma after conjunctive adverbs (transitions or time-order words).
Name the rule: All Saints Catholic School, this city's best school, is having a Chili Cook-Off soon. Use a comma to set off bonus (not essential) information such as an appositive.
Created by: fcapelli



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