Rule about using commas to separate items in a list.
Done with the Rules?
Now practice what you have learned!
My favorite colors are green, blue, purple and orange.
Use a period at the end of a declarative sentence.
I went to the park.
To show that something belongs to someone, use an apostrophe and the letter s.
This is Marc's room. (The room belongs to Marc.)
Rule about placing a comma before a conjunction that connects two independent clauses.
I went swimming, and Jim went bowling.
Use a question mark when asking a question.
WHERE AM I?
To show that something belongs to two or more people, use just an apostrophe.
(However, if the plural form of the word does not end in s, you will need to add an apostrope and the letter s)
This is the kids' room. (This room belongs to the kids.) This is the children's room. (This room belongs to the children.)
Rule about using a comma after a phrase at the beginning of a sentence.
During the movie, I fell asleep.
To show that two words have been combined and letters have been left out, put an apostrophe where the letters were removed.
We'll (We + will) be there in 10 minutes.
Rule about using a comma after a clause at the beginning of a sentence.
When Emma sings, she closes her eyes.
Rule about appositives.
Our principal, Ms. Smith, is going to read to us today.