Introduce commas, why they are used, and common errors associated with them.


    Explain where to insert commas in coordinating clauses. 


    Explain where to insert commas in lists.


    Explain where to insert commas with introductory phrases or clauses.


    Explain where to insert commas with direct speech.


This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to use correct punctuation and who is confused about how to use commas. It will explain when to insert commas in a sentence and common errors with commas. 

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Introduction to Commas

This slideshow introduces commas and gives common errors with comma usage.

Commas and Coordinating Clauses

This slideshow explains how to use commas with coordinating conjunctions and coordinating adjectives.

How to use commas in a list

This slideshow explains how to use commas properly when listing items in a series.

Commas and Introductory Word Groups

This slideshow explains where to place commas when dealing with four different types of introductory word groups.

Commas and Direct Speech

This slideshow explains how to use a comma when dealing with direct speech.