Grammar Warm Ups

Tuesday, 11/11
Grammar Warm-Up: Lab Book
S1 – Comma Splices (pages H-5 to H-6)
In a comma splice, two independent clauses are improperly
joined by a comma
S2 Fused Sentences (page H-7)
A fused or run-on sentence consists of two
independent clauses run together with no punctuation
Wednesday, 11/12
Grammar Warm-Up: Lab Book
P1-g – Place a comma between a complete direct quotation and th
text identifying the speaker (page H-53)
The comma, along with the quotation marks, helps the reader
determine where the quotation begins and ends.
P1-h Add a comma (or a pair of comms in the middle of a
sentence) to set off expressions commonly included in dialogue
(page H-53)
Use commas to set off from the main part of the sentence the name of
a person directly addressed by a speaker, words such as “yes” and “no,”
and mild interjections. Also use a comma to set off questions added to
the end of sentences.
Thursday, 11/13
Grammar Warm-Up: Lab Book
M7 – Spelling (pages H-81 to H-85)
Spell-checkers can be helpful, but they will not catch all
errors. To be sure that your spelling is correct, you must
proofread your final draft yourself.
Friday, 11/14
Grammar Warm-Up: Lab Book
W1 – Concise Sentences (pages H-43 to H-46)
Sentences with redundant phrasing, wordy expressions,
and unnecessary intensifiers are tiresome to read and may
be difficult to understand. Concentrate on choosing words
well, simplifying structure, and avoiding words that are
unnecessary or evasive.