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Teacher Tips and Answers

Punctuating Extra Elements

students playing baseball

Some sentences contain extra information.

My baseball team, which is sponsored by Miller Furniture, needs to win one more game to play in the championship.

You could drop the extra information without changing the basic meaning of the sentence.

My baseball team needs to win one more game to play in the championship.

You should set off extra or nonrestrictive elements using commas, dashes, or parentheses.

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