Commas

Writing Class 3 

In this class we began to look at the rules for using commas. As we saw from examples such as the one below, the incorrect use of commas can significantly change the meaning of what we write.

  • Panda: eats, shoots and leaves. (=eats food, shoots a gun and goes away)
  • Panda: eats shoots and leaves. (=eats the soft parts of plants: new shoots and green leaves)

I used the lesson on commas provided by Purdue University. You can see the whole class, together with exercises online: click here. I will be distributing paper copies next week.

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