Comma Rules Practice 1 (for Web page)

  1. Use a comma before a coordinate conjunction (and, but, or, nor, so, for, yet) in a compound sentence.  

I am not complaining, but I am stating my opinion.

  1. Commas are usually used after introductory words, phrases, and clauses.

When you leave today, remember your umbrella.
From the roof, I could see for miles.
Furthermore, I would like you to mow the lawn.
Yes, Santa Claus, there is no Virginia.

  1. Use commas to set off items in a series of three or more.

Of the letters X, Y, and Z, I prefer Z.

Insert commas as needed in the following sentences.  Not all sentences need commas.

  1. Laura was tired exhausted and frustrated after such a busy day.
  2. In addition she was running a temperature of 102.
  3. When I was younger I was afraid of the lawnmower man.
  4. My son was afraid of spiders when he was younger.
  5. Sandra worked during the day and she attended Dalton State on Monday nights.
  6. Laura worked nights and attended Dalton State during the day.
  7. I admire your problem but I don't have any solutions to offer you.
  8. If you don't mind it is my turn to have a crisis.
  9. Tom Lizzy and Geoffrey drove to Playalinda and surfed all afternoon.
  10. In need of water the desperate travelers searched for an oasis.
  11. I was going to do the dishes but I was distracted.
  12. During the bomb scare teachers held classes outside on the lawn.
  13. Since it was snowing we did not enjoy having class outside.
  14. After sitting in the snow for 10 minutes I began to freeze.
  15. For example I enjoy reading walking and singing.

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