View this document for good examples of appropriate uses of the word "however."
We will be working with verbals for the next few months. You will practice using them to vary your writing style as we are reading Romeo and Juliet. This Power Point is your basic outline for verbals and the phrases they make up. You will notice that we haven't learned all of them yet; that's ok. We will continue to come back to it as we add new verbals to our knowledge bank. For the time being, it is here for your reference.
As we begin our study of verbal phrases, you may wish to review prepositional phrases using this presentation.
Use commas (1) in compound sentences, (2) after introductory material, and (3) when a sentence is interrupted by conjunctive adverbs or nonessential information.
Use commas with (4) coordinate adjectives:
Use commas (5) between items in a series. (See Oxford Comma video in separate post.)
Review this information on sentence structures. Be prepared to identify each type of structure in class tomorrow. Also, begin writing/identifying each type within your narrative.
Please read this review of independent and subordinate clauses. Pay special attention to the explanation of relative pronouns functioning as subordinating conjunctions, as they will help you to answer tricky questions in class. Also pay special attention to the rules for using commas with essential and non-essential clauses.
Remember that the key difference between a clause and a phrase is that a clause has a SUBJECT and a VERB/PREDICATE, while a phrase does not. If you need to review subjects and predicates to help you find your clauses, you may read this review of subjects and predicates.