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Commas to Set off Parenthetical Phrases

Commas to Set off Parenthetical Phrases

Author: Janice Davis
Description:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify the purpose of a parenthetical phrase.
  • correctly punctuate sentences with parenthetical phrases.
  • distinguish between appositive and explanatory parenthetical phrases.

Are your sentences boring and short?  Do you wish you could engage your reader more?  Would you like to make your writing exciting and descriptive?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you've come to the right place!  Get ready, get set, go write some awesome parenthetical phrases in your sentences!

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Parenthetical Phrases

No, not pathetic phrases. Although, that might be what you're writing if you are not including enough parenthetical phrases in your sentences.