Comma Rules Practice 2 Answer Key
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 rather unhappy opinion.
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.
commas to set off items in a series of three or more.
Of the letters X, Y, and Z, I prefer Z.
commas to set off coordinate adjectives not joined by and.
ambitious clerk usually worked through lunch and stayed late.
Insert commas as
needed in the following sentences. Not
all sentences need commas.
I had a diabolical, intelligent
dog named Moonbear.
Rules 2 & 4
was a smart, quick, and hungry
dog. Rule 3
was also a very useful dog, for
he had the ability to scare off would-be intruders.
all his amazing tricks, the one that amazed me the most was his
speed. Rule 2
he was hungry, he could move at incredible,
unimaginable speeds. Rule
2 and Rule 4
example, I once removed a freshly baked cherry pie from the oven,
and I put it in the center of
the dining room table to cool.
Rule 2 and Rule 1
I knew what was happening, Moonbear jumped onto the table and began
eating the very hot pie. Rule 2
had eaten half of the pie before I was able to stop him.
the cherry pie incident, I was more careful where I put baked goods
to cool. Rule 2
even the top of the refrigerator was not safe from Moonbear. Rule 2
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