Thursday, January 14, 2016

Commas after Introductory Elements

Remember that you need to place a comma after introductory elements in your sentences. 

Introductory elements come before the main clause of a sentence and prepare the reader for the "meat" of the sentence. 

Introductory elements can include the following:
Prepositional phrases:  In the morning, I went to school.
Adverbial phrases and clauses: When I wake up, I will go to school.
Dependent clauses: Because I drank sour milk, now I don’t feel well.

There are other introductory elements as well, but the thing they all have in common is that they come before the main subject and verb of a sentence. They tell why, when, or where. 

Don’t forget these commas!

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