Okay class today we will learn about the rules regarding comma usage.
There are a lot of ways to use commas but today we are only learning one
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What is the rule we are learning?
The rule we are going to learn is how to use a comma in compound and complex sentences.
Compound sentences: Use a comma after the coordinating conjunction that joins the two independent clauses. Ex: We could add a solar heating system to the greenhouse, or we could build a rainwater collection system for the same cost.
Please copy all of this down. You will have a test on it.
Complex sentences: If a dependent clause comes before an independent clause, use a comma after the dependent clause. Ex: After the Costa Concordia's captain brought the ship too close to the rocky shore, the ship capsized.