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Introductory Phrases & Commas



Introductory clauses, phrases and words are:

  • Clauses, phrases or words that are not sentences.
  • Clauses, phrases or words that provide extra information.
  • The sentence makes sense with out the clause, phrase or words.
  • Clauses, phrases or words that come at the beginning of the sentence.
  • They are used as background information, extra information.
  • There can be more than one introductory clause, phrase or word in a sentences.

Commas are placed after the introductory clause, phase or words. If there is more than one introductory clause, phase or words a comma is placed after each introductory clause, phase or words.

Examples:

Wow, that was a great movie.

While I got dressed, The radio was playing a great song.

Excellent job, everyone did a really good job.


Comma Usage

Apostrophe "'s" To Show Possession

Comma Usage - Lists

Comma Usage - Independent Clauses

Independent and Dependent Clauses

Nonessential Clauses-Commas

The Difference between Clauses or Phrases

Introductory Phrases, Clauses and Words with Commas

Commas Usage With Titles, Dates & Addresses

Independent Clauses &: Dependent/Subordinate

Introductory Phrases & Commas