Write 4 sentences that illustrate each of the following rules for comma usage. Create a word document for this, and use the upload form on the assignments page to send your work to me.
1. Use commas to separate items in a series.
•I want peace on Earth, quality family time, and no credit card debt for Christmas.
2. Use commas after introductory words or mild interjections.
•Yes, I am unrealistic.
3. Use commas to set off words of direct address.
•Bob, why don't you help me.
4. Use commas to set off one or more words that interrupt the flow of a sentence.
•Lebron James, as you can see in this video here, dominates all his opponents.
5. Use commas to set off nonessential items: clauses, participial phrases, appositives.
•Barack Obama, the President of the United States, might have a 4th of July hot dog eating contest at the White House.
6. Insert a comma between two independent clauses that are joined with a coordinating conjunction.
•My dog chased three rabbits out of the woods, but they all got away.
7. Use commas to separate subordinate clauses at the beginning of sentences.
•Before eating three candy bars, I should have thought of the consequences
Write 6 sentences:
1. Use to, two, and too correctly.
2. Use they're, their, and there correctly.
3. Use whose and who's correctly.
4. Use you're and your correctly.
5. Use where and were correctly.
6. Use it's and its correctly.
No lists, please. As in - I like the words there, their, and they're. NOT allowed!) Write your sentences in the comment section.
After using the THIEVES strategy for your non-fiction book, write a one paragraph summary of the book in the comments section. Then, read the book, and write another paragraph explaining how accurate you were in your first paragraph. Write this second paragraph as a reply to your original comment.
Write (or type... or tap) a micro story (fewer than a hundred words, but still a good story with a strong climax) that begins as follows:
"Oh," she said. "I thought you'd never get here."
It should be posted in the comment section. When you finish you can explore the other apps on your iPad.