If You Were a Comma

Explains the functions of a comma and how it adds or changes the meaning to a sentence.

Author: Molly Blaisdell

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781404853218

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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If You Were a Comma is a Capstone Press publication.

If You Were a Capital Letter

Here's all you do: Visit www.facthound.com FactHound will fetch the best sites for
you! ... Fun series: If You Were a Capital Letter If You Were a Comma If You Were
a Compound Word If You Were a Conjunction If You Were a Contraction If You ...

Author: Trisha Speed Shaskan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404856943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Learn all about capital letters and how they are used--

If I Was You

If you have two independent clauses (that is, two thoughts that could stand alone
as sentences) and they're joined by but, or, yet, so, for, and, or nor (use the
mnemonic boysfan to help you remember), join them with a comma: • It was more

Author: Lauren Sussman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440584794

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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An essential handbook for righting grammatical errors! Was the computer affected by a virus or effected by it? Did you see two deers in the woods or two deer? Should the lab report be sent to Tom and me or Tom and I? If I Was You... provides the tools you need to correct the grammatical mistakes you've been making. Each entry includes sample sentences that highlight the error as well as a straightforward explanation of why it's wrong and the correct grammar usage. Whether you're working on a term paper or an important business presentation, this indispensable handbook shows you how to rectify your grammatical goofs and effectively communicate with others. Covering everything from verbs and pronouns to punctuation and sentence structure, If I Was You... is the only guide you need to master the principles of grammar, avoid common errors, and write more impressively.

OCR Certificate in Administration Level 2 Student Book

'She told me she was sick and tired of working late.' Always read a sentence for
sense when you are working out where to insert a comma. If you would pause if
you were speaking, then it is likely a comma is needed. Commas are also used: ...

Author: Carol Carysforth

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435462202

Category: Office management

Page: 393

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This student text covers the four units needed for assessment: preparing routine business documents; working with colleagues and customers; preparing for work in business organizations and following routine office procedures.

Improve Your Grammar

24 Inverted commas Writing Tip Inverted commas can be single (') or double (“).
When used for quoting actual words used by people in speech or written material
, they are also called 'quotation marks' or 'speech marks'. Academic writing often

Author: Mark Harrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137272409

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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An accessible study and practice book for university and MA26 students, covering in detail all the areas where grammatical mistakes are typically made. Using realistic academic contexts, each unit explains the key grammar in a clear and lively way, and checks understanding with easy-to-use practice exercises that build the user's confidence.

Between You Me Confessions of a Comma Queen

The first job I ever had, the summer I was fifteen, was checking feet at a public
pool in Cleveland. ... your hair into a hideous bathing cap (if you were a girl),
shower, wade through a footbath spiked with disinfectant that tinted your feet
orange, ...

Author: Mary Norris

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393246605

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.

Teaching Secondary English

For instance, if we focus on punctuation, most children gaining C grades use
commas to demarcate some clauses and in lists, but rarely use commas
parenthetically (ibid.). If you were teaching a child who was performing at the
grade C level ...

Author: Mark Pike

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761941649

Category: Education

Page: 198

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The author shows how teachers can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience and emotional literacy.

Write it Right

punCtuatIon WIthIn sEntEnCEs The Comma (,) Commas are used to signal the
reader to pause briefly, but not to come to a ... be alone for a while. notice that the
sentence would still make sense if you removed the phrase his spirits dampened.

Author: Ron Benson

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551387826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 29

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Harry Potter s World Wide Influence

(Johnson 2006, 14) A Canadian critic, reviewing Half-Blood Prince, writes There [
are] comma splices everywhere. If you're going to publish thirty million copies of a
book, you should at least run it through Word grammar checker [sic].

Author: Diana Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443816281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

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The Harry Potter series forms a single epic story that has been published in nearly 70 languages, and has been examined in a large number of disciplines. This collection of essays contributes to the scholarly discourse that forms Potter Studies. These essays take on the consideration of Rowling's work as being worthy of study as a phenomenon and influence, as well as a work of literary value. They add genuine statistical information about the reasons for the books' popularity, consider their effects on child readers, and examine some deep-rooted reasons for their having been manipulated in American publishing, in film adaptations, in musical complements, and in their thingification in popular culture around the world. Some of these essays take on the critics of the books' religion and considerations of psychological, as well as philosophical good and evil, and well as some stylistic anomalies. The fact that scholars from China, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Israel, in addition to English-speaking nations, have felt compelled to examine these books in detail testifies in part to Harry Potter's world-wide influence.

Inside Writing Form A

Before printing was developed, commas came into use to tell readers when to put
in a slight pause when they were ... Because the comma is such an important
punctuation mark and because it can be troublesome if you don't know how to
use ...

Author: William Salomone

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285969756

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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The first text to effectively integrate grammar instruction with writing practice, INSIDE WRITING, now in its eighth edition, continues to provide students with extensive writing exercises specifically designed to support and reinforce the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Using engaging allusions and humorous examples and exercises throughout the text, ranging in topics from Karl Marx to THE SIMPSONS, INSIDE WRITING encourages students to look beyond the simple mechanics of writing as they learn to communicate their thoughts clearly and effectively. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Excel 2010 For Dummies

Fortunately, Excel eliminates the format overflow indicators when you're
formatting the values in your cells by ... Like Currency, the Comma Style format
inserts commas in larger numbers to separate thousands, hundred thousands,
millions, ...

Author: Greg Harvey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470634707

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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The bestselling Excel book on the market, updated for Excel 2010 As the world's leading spreadsheet application, Excel has a huge user base. The release of Office 2010 brings major changes to Excel, so Excel For Dummies comes to the rescue once more! In the friendly and non-threatening For Dummies style, this popular guide shows beginners how to get up and running with Excel and helps more experienced users get comfortable with new features. Excel is the number one spreadsheet application worldwide, and Excel For Dummies is the number one guide to using it With the major changes in Microsoft Office 2010, Excel has new features and a new interface design; users need help to get up to speed The book includes everything you need to know to perform basic Excel 2010 tasks Covers creating and editing worksheets and charts, formatting cells, entering formulas, inserting graphs, designing database forms, and adding database records Also covers printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as Web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing Web page, and much more Whether you're new to Excel or just need to understand the 2010 version, Excel 2010 For Dummies provides what you need to know.

The Comma Sutra

It will remind them of what it means to be loyal to an idea even unto death,
because I can think of no better way than this to ... of that with you dear reader, I
have resolved in my heart, that we were all born from the same womb of
abandonment, ...

Author: Kanaan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595303830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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An autobiographical story that picks up where Literati ends, The Comma Sutra is about the art of saying goodbye to things that no longer serve us, giving ourselves permission to become our highest dreams, and letting true love make us whole again. Dreaming-Bear believes our souls originate from the silent nothingness of experiences that leave us with an utter sense of wordlessness a moment symbolized by the comma. These are the moments that make us drop our jaws in awe at the sheer enormity of what is happening, moments of brilliance, mistakes, tragedy, beauty, rage, and tranquility. Regardless of how many words we speak to one another, they all somehow eventually become lost in the silence. The Comma Sutra explores those wordless moments in which true enlightenment is born.

Because It Works

B. An introductory dependent clause must be set off by a comma. A dependent
clause that follows the independent clause is not set off by a comma. When we
got to the theater, we were told that the show had been canceled. We were told
that ...

Author: Glenda Baker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465325167

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Do you like my story? Did I write my personal essay right? What do you think of my poem? Why is my work being rejected? If youre asking these questions and not getting helpful, constructive answers, try asking the only question that Glenda Baker and the editors of New England Writers Network ask: does it work? Because It Works! is a compilation of over 40 articles and exercises on the elements of writing fiction, personal essays, and poetry. Originally published in NEWN magazine, these articles are designed to help you determine if your writing worksand if it doesnt, how you can make it work. Because it Works! shows you: 8 ways to characterize When not to use description Point of viewsimplified! What to show; what to tell The 10 dialogue commandments How and where to begin How to prop up the sagging middle The 8 awful endings Youll also learn how to critique and be critiqued, the writing process will be demystified, and youll understand that writers block is not a writing problem! www.newnmag.net Ive just read your article on point of view. WOW. Clear, concise, to the point, and in no way confusing . . . this is the best and easiest explanation Ive seen. Arline Chase, author and instructor for Writers Digest School.

Making Progress Self Sudy Student s Book

Unfortunately comma they got back too late to take their exam full stop So they
found their professor and said to him ... re very sorry we missed the exam full stop
Our car had a flat tyre full stop , unquote quote OK comma you can take the exam

Author: Leo Jones

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125341639


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The New Author

Ifyou pick up The Mayor of Casterbridge byThomas Hardy, Catcher in theRyebyJ.
... Comma coma. There are rulesfor commas. Somefolks follow those rules
exactly, their only variance being whether or not they invoke the Oxford comma.
Eats ...

Author: R.A. Barnes

Publisher: Marble City Publishing

ISBN: 9781908943132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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A beginner’s guide to writing a novel, publishing as an independent ebook author and promoting your brand using social networks. With foreword by Jim Williams, author of ten internationally published novels including the Booker Prize nominated Scherzo. The New Author is an excellent piece of writing, combining deceptive simplicity, lucidity and charm: a trick which in practice is very difficult to pull off. The book is also informed by considerable intelligence and analysis founded on firsthand experience. Barnes explicitly warns against the trap that engagement at the required level can become obsessive and time consuming, and in a couple of nice vignettes he makes his point with wit and style. The New Author is a terrific companion for independent e-publishing and I recommend it. There are at least three reasons why you might want to buy this book: 1. you want to be an author; 2. you have already written a novel and want to publish it as an ebook; 3. you want to promote yourself as an author. This book is a beginner’s guide on how to do the above. It isn’t a magic elixir for foolproof million copy marketing of your ebook. It is based upon the experiences of this author and a broad-based peer group. I have to warn you right now, this is not going to be an easy journey. Less of a country stroll, more of a trek up Kilimanjaro. The good news is that almost anyone can trek up Kilimanjaro with the right support, appropriate equipment and a positive attitude. See you at the top. The New Author is a non-fiction work of 44,000 words. What this book does and does not contain The scope of this edition is deliberately limited to basic novel writing guidelines, first practical steps in building and operating a social media platform for authors, and the process of epublishing a novel on Amazon KDP and other market channels via Smashwords. A list of recommended further reading is provided that covers the subject matter, should readers wish to delve deeper into these areas. This edition of The New Author does not contain a method approach to novel writing, advice on publishing in print or a prescriptive ‘silver bullet’ approach to ebook marketing. The internet is a labyrinth of blogs, websites and web-based tools. User interfaces are constantly being improved, upgraded and changed. No screenshots have been included in this book in order to avoid early obsolescence and to keep the format and page display simple and readable. Hyperlinks to the internet have not been used for similar reasons and to avoid accidental use by the increasing number of ereaders with touch screens. Contents Introduction Foreword Part 1 - writing a novel - Have you got what it takes? - The time, space, support continuum - The Rules - Plot and premise - Planning and structure - Characters - Narrative Voice - Tense - Settings – the six senses - Pace & structure - Dialogue – people will talk - Theme - metaphor - Language and grammar - Editing - Writing peer groups - Beta readers - Vignette 1 - Peer review; the blind leading the blind? Part 2 - Promoting your brand using social networks - Brand - Nom de Plume? - Content - the nitty gritty of your social network platform - Website / blog style - Search Engine Optimisation SEO for your blog / website - Facebook - Twitter - Reader groups - Other social networks - Vignette 2 - Compulsive Communication Syndrome Part 3 - publishing an independent ebook - Getting your manuscript into shape for publishing - Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) - KDP reports - KDP Community - Amazon Author Central - Smashwords - AutoVetter - Premium status - Your pricing on the web - Your ebook’s reviews on the web And finally… - Self-publishing in print - Marketing an ebook - Vignette 3 - Under the influence - social networks Ruby’s Top Ten Tips for Ebook Publishing Recommended reading

Writing Lesson Level 4 Common Comma Conventions

Look at My Book: How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books. New York:
Holiday House. Moss, Marissa. 2006. Amelia's Notebook. New York: Simon &
Schuster. Nixon, Joan L. 1995. If You Were a Writer. New York: Aladdin. Palatini,

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480777415


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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.
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100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

Unfortunately, while we must have been sleeping when the terms were explained
, we learned just enough to get ourselves in trouble. Read the sentences below
and see which ones require commas: 1. My friend Pat goes to law school. 2.

Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440672668

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This is the one guide that anyone who writes--whether student, business person, or professional writer--should put on the desk beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or word processor. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, this valuable, easy-to-use handbook can help you solve any and all writing problems.

Nelson Thornes Framework English Skills in Grammar and Style 2

All the words that are actually spoken and their punctuation are placed inside
speech marks. • When the direct speech comes before the person speaking, a
comma is placed in front of the second (closing) speech mark, eg "Come here. I
want ...

Author: Geoff Reilly

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748777946

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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5 Imagine / Whether the governor is right or wrong , there are many who disagree
. Supposing / Otherwise the prisoners aren ' t well enough to work , what happens
then ? 10 ing 2 Put commas in these sentences . AW7 . 2 p139 . 1 If you have ...

Author: Gillie Cunningham

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125398657

Category: English language

Page: 160

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GED Test For Dummies

If you thought the items in the list needed semicolons, you're not entirely wrong.
Whether you use semicolons in a list ... The only change required is to add a
comma after the introductory phrase In addition. Not sure about commas? Check
out ...

Author: Murray Shukyn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118678169

Category: Study Aids

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Score higher on the GED with this book + online practice If you're preparing for this all-important exam, GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice gets you up and running on everything you can expect on test day, from overviews of the test sections to invaluable reviews and test-taking strategies for all the subjects covered—and everything in between. In the book, you'll find hands-on, digestible information for navigating your way through the Language Arts/Reading and Writing Tests, Social Studies Test, Mathematics Test, and Science Test. Whether you're looking to perfect your grammar and punctuation skills, get familiar with the types of fiction and nonfiction passages you'll encounter, take the fear out of math and science, put the social in your studies, or answer multiple-choice questions with confidence, this unintimidating guide makes it easy to score higher and pass this vital exam. The accompanying online experience helps you further your skills by providing practice questions with answers and full explanations This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest version of the GED Includes 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations and walkthroughs. Offers clear overviews of all the topics covered on the GED Includes special considerations if English is your second language It's all at your fingertips! Prepare for the test, improve your chances of success, and increase your earning power and job prospects with the help of GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice