(Comma needed: P.1: compound sentence) Gilman Punctuation Rules:
 




Use a comma (,) in a compound sentence between independent clauses joined by a coordinate conjunction such as and, but, for, or, nor, so, or yet.  
I went to the door (,) but no one was there.

Conquering the Comma Powerpoint Presentation (Purdue OWL)
Commas: Quick Rules (Purdue OWL)
Rules for Comma Usage (Darling et al)
Extended Rules for Using Commas (Purdue OWL)
Punctuation Between Two Independent Clauses (Darling et al)
Clauses: The Essential Building Blocks (Darling et al)
Proofreading: Finding Common Errors (Purdue OWL)
Commas After Introductions (Purdue OWL)
Commas vs. Semicolons in Compound Sentences (Purdue OWL)
Commas with Nonessential Elements (Purdue OWL)


Ingredients of Independent Clauses  (Darling et al)

Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions (Darling et al)
Commas vs. Semicolons in Compound Sentences  (Purdue OWL)

Puntuation Exercise (Purdue OWL)
Comma Exercise 1 (Purdue OWL)
Comma Exercise 2 (Purdue OWL)
Comma Exercise 4 (Purdue OWL)
Comma Exercise 5 (Purdue OWL)
Commas vs. Semicolons (Purdue OWL)

Quiz on Recognizing Clause Functions (Darling et al)

Recognizing Independent Clauses (Darling et al)
Recognizing Independent Clauses II (Darling et al)

Avoiding Comma Splices (Darling et al)
Avoiding Comma Splices II (Darling et al)
Repairing Run-on Sentences (Darling et al)
Fragments and Run-on Sentences (Darling et al)

Commas with Introductory Elements (QUIZ)
Commas: Fill-in-the-blanks  (QUIZ)
Comma Usage (QUIZ)
Punctuation: Fill-in-the-blanks (QUIZ)
Punctuation  (QUIZ)
Punctuation II  (QUIZ)
Punctuation III  (QUIZ)
Punctuation IV  (QUIZ)
Punctuation V (QUIZ)

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(No comma needed: P.1) Gilman Punctuation Rules:
 

 

Do not use a comma to set off compound predicates joined by coordinate conjunctions unless the sentence contains a series of three predicates or more.

Examples:
The hitter lined the ball into centerfield and sprinted to first base.
The pitcher came to a set (,) looked the runner back to first (,) and threw to the plate.

Conquering the Comma (Powerpoint) (Purdue OWL)
Rules for Comma Usage (Darling et al)
Punctuation Between Two Independent Clauses (Darling et al)

Clauses: The Essential Building Blocks (Darling et al)
Proofreading for Commas (Purdue OWL)



Independent Clauses (QUIZ)
Independent Clauses II (QUIZ)
Ingredients of Independent Clauses (QUIZ)

Ingredients of Independent Clauses  (QUIZ)

Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions (QUIZ)
Commas vs. Semicolons in Compound Sentences  (Purdue OWL)
Commas vs. Semicolons: Exercise 1 (QUIZ)
Commas vs. Semicolons: Exercise 2 (QUIZ)

Recognizing Clause Functions (QUIZ)

Recognizing Independent Clauses (QUIZ)
Recognizing Independent Clauses II (QUIZ)

Avoiding Comma Splices (QUIZ)
Avoiding Comma Splices II (QUIZ)
Repairing Run-on Sentences (QUIZ)
Fragments and Run-on Sentences (QUIZ)

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(Semicolon needed: P.1: compound sentence) Gilman Punctuation Rules:
 

Use a semicolon (;) when joining main clauses without using a coordinate conjunction. (see conjunctive adverbs)

Semicolons vs. Colons (Powerpoint) (Darling et al) 

Conquering the Comma (Powerpoint) (Purdue OWL)
Rules for Comma Usage (Darling et al)
Punctuation Between Two Independent Clauses (Darling et al)

Clauses: The Essential Building Blocks (Darling et al)
Proofreading for Commas (Purdue OWL)


Avoiding Comma Splices (QUIZ)
Avoiding Comma Splices II (QUIZ)
Repairing Run-on Sentences  (QUIZ)
Fragments and Run-on Sentences (QUIZ)

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(Semi-colon needed. Comma sentence! P.1) Gilman Punctuation Rules:
 

Use a semicolon (;) when joining main clauses without using a coordinate conjunction. (see conjunctive adverbs)

Run-on sentences and Comma Splices (Purdue OWL)
Run-ons, Comma splices, and Fused Sentences (Purdue OWL)
Semicolons vs. Colons (Powerpoint) (Darling et al) 

Conquering the Comma (Powerpoint) (Purdue OWL)
Rules for Comma Usage (Darling et al)
Punctuation Between Two Independent Clauses (Darling et al)

Clauses: The Essential Building Blocks (Darling et al)
Proofreading for Commas (Purdue OWL)


Avoiding Comma Splices (Darling et al)
Avoiding Comma Splices II (Darling et al)
Repairing Run-on Sentences (Darling et al)
Fragments and Run-on Sentences (Darling et al) 

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(Period needed! Comma sentence! P.1)   Gilman Punctuation Rules:
 

Use a period (.) at the end of a sentence.

Run-on sentences and Comma Splices (Purdue OWL)
Run-ons, Comma splices, and Fused Sentences (Purdue OWL)
Semicolons vs. Colons (Powerpoint) (Darling et al)  

Conquering the Comma (Powerpoint) (Purdue OWL)
Rules for Comma Usage (Darling et al)
Punctuation Between Two Independent Clauses (Darling et al)

Clauses: The Essential Building Blocks (Darling et al)
Proofreading for Commas (Purdue OWL)



Avoiding Comma Splices (QUIZ)
Avoiding Comma Splices II (QUIZ)
Repairing Run-on Sentences  (QUIZ)
Fragments and Run-on Sentences (QUIZ)

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Question mark needed.  Gilman Punctuation Rules:
 
 

Use question marks to end interrogative sentences.
Ex.

Who let the dogs out?

 
Avoiding Comma Splices (QUIZ)
Avoiding Comma Splices II (QUIZ)
Repairing Run-on Sentences  (QUIZ)
Fragments and Run-on Sentences (QUIZ)

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