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.