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Introductory Commas

Sospi Thomas. Bay Mills Community College. December 1, 2009. Introductory Comma Rules. Use comma when word, phrase, or clause is in beginning of the sentence.. Introductory Comma Chart. Correct Sentences Using Introductory Commas.

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Introductory Commas






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Introductory Commas

Sospi Thomas

Bay Mills Community College

December 1, 2009Slide2

Introductory Comma Rules

Use comma when word, phrase, or clause is in beginning of the sentence.Slide3

Introductory Comma ChartSlide4

Correct Sentences Using Introductory Commas

Unfortunately, Peter was not able to attend the parent teacher conference.

When Tiffany went shopping, she forgot to bring her credit cards.

Scrambling for her car keys, Alexa was late for her morning class. Slide5

Incorrect Sentences/Correct Sentences

Jolting awake Evie screamed, “My pancake is on fire!”

Jolting awake, Evie screamed, “My pancake is on fire!”

In fact Evie had just fallen asleep twenty minutes ago.

In fact, Evie had just fallen asleep twenty minutes ago.Slide6

Incorrect Sentences/Correct Sentences

Playing tennis Dante sprained his ankle.

Playing tennis, Dante sprained his ankle.

During his entire career Alik never liked the secretary across the hall.

During his entire career, Alik never liked the secretary across the hall.Slide7

Introductory Comma Uses

Introductory commas are used to set off words.

Introduction commas are also used for setting off phrases.

Introduction commas are used for setting off clauses too.