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Conquering the Comma PowerPoint Presentation

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This presentation is designed to acquaint you or your students with the rules of comma usage, including:

  • placement in compound sentences
  • placement after introductory elements
  • placement with dependent phrases and clauses
  • placement around nonessential elements
  • placement in a series
  • placement with adjectives

This presentation will also cover methods for avoiding a common comma error—the comma splice. The twenty-six slide presentation included here is designed to aid the facilitator in an interactive presentation of the elements of comma usage. This presentation is ideal for the beginning of a composition course, the assignment of a writing project, or as a refresher presentation for grammar usage.