Look what you get in this book
- a punctuation rule book with examples
- constant repetition for long-term retention
- a reproducible card of rules for ready reference
- a list of key words that reveal certain rules
- exercises taken from classical literature
- secrets of compound sentence punctuation
- how to punctuate long and difficult sentences
- when to use commas with subordinators
- five simple rules that help immensely
- where commas go with a conjunctive adverb
- how to use commas with the FANBOYS
- when not to use a comma between clauses
- how to tell independent from dependent clauses
- easy formulas that can be applied continuously
- the one word that signals no comma
- practice in the use of the comma and semicolon
- complete answer keys for exercises and tests
- info on grading and scoring exercises and tests
- the five basic rules for compound sentences that solve 75-90% of your punctuation problems.
- how to use the punctuation index to help you master all the punctuation rules worth knowing.
- the three types of key words and how they signal what type of punctuation is needed, if any.
- what kinds of words in what kinds of situations need capitals and how to identify them in sentences.
- when and when not to use a comma with modifiers occurring in various positions in a sentence.
- how to correctly use the semicolon in the most common situation in which it occurs.
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"The lessons are quick and painless, about 5-10 minutes each, and you will find these exercises more interesting than what's usually found in grammar text since they are examples from real books."
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-Joanne Juren, home schooling mom
"I knew there had to be some concrete rules about when and where to apply the various punctuations; however, the only instruction I ever got was to just put a comma where you would take a breath. It is a great relief to know the when, where, and why of punctuation, especially when my children want solid answers."
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Other titles of Jensen's teaching tools:
JENSEN'S PUNCTUATION: an unrivaled punctuation guide that teaches and gives plenty of practice. Systematic and easy to master, it's useful from grade six and up
JENSEN'S VOCABULARY: a thoughtful and systematic approach to learning roots, affixes, and words, this book produces excellent results on standardized tests.
JENSEN'S FORMAT WRITING: teaches structure and organization from the paragraph to the major paper. A must for all students, particularly the college-bound.
A JOURNEY THROUGH GRAMMAR LAND: a series for younger students in story format using experiential learning with illustrations and exercises. Great for remediation also.
SOUND SPELLING: a unique spelling method for grades 5+; all in one book and adaptable for life.
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