Welcome back. This is day 6 of our series on using punctuation and capitalization. I hope you are ready to learn because we are going to learn about some more ways we can use commas. Let’s get started!
Day 6, Lesson 6:
What is an introductory expression?
An introductory expression is a word, phrase, or clause before the main part of a sentence.
What kinds of introductory expressions will we see a comma following?
Use a comma after an introductory command.
Remember, the book report is due on Monday.
Don’t forget, we are going on a field trip Tuesday morning.
Please note, John’s birthday party is Tuesday.
Use a comma after an introductory comment.
Evidently, apples do not grow on banana trees after all.
Yes, I’ll be at the wedding an hour early.
Of course, we recognize special achievements when we give out awards.
Use a comma after an introductory transition signal.
Now, where shall we go from here?
Therefore, we will just move onto another subject.
In other words, we need another year to plan for it.
Thank you for taking the time to learn with me on this very exciting subject that benefits us all. I hope you will come learn with me tomorrow as we will be learning more about comas .
This is a series you won’t want to miss. Daily (except weekends & holidays) I will review aspects of punctuation and then capitalization. We will learn when and where to use them properly. So if you are a teacher,student or just want a review, check with me daily to collect the entire series.
Flipper! book published by Jack Cushman. Copyright 2000
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