New Class: Introductory Elements

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What elements take a comma after them at the beginning of a sentence?

…On Friday we will have time.
OR
…On Friday, we will have time.

What elements take a comma after the conjunction when there is a compound sentence?

…We met earlier in the month, and in 2019 20 of us met again.
OR
…We met earlier in the month, and in 2019, 20 of us met again.

What happens when there is no subject after the “and”? Two commas? No commas? One comma?

…I was on my way and after she called had to turn around and go back.
OR
…I was on my way and, after she called, had to turn around and go back.
OR
…I was on my way and after she called, had to turn around and go back.

This weekend I am offering a class on these introductory elements. Join me, and learn the rules on what to do with these elements at the beginning of sentences. This is a “first-time” class. Come to the inaugural class on Introductory Elements.

Saturday, August 15, 8:30 A.M. PDT — two hours
Sunday, August 16, 2:30 P.M. PDT — two hours

The class earns you .4 CEUs.

Sign up at margieholdscourt.com.

Can’t wait to see you.

Happy punctuating!

Margie

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