Comma Rules Practice 4
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
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.
The tired, ambitious clerk usually worked through
lunch and stayed late.
commas around words, phrases, and clauses that interrupt the flow of a
sentence (and are not essential to the meaning).
I never was, by the way, a hippie.
She was, however, too tired to continue studying.
commas to set off contrasted elements, geographical names, and most items in
Cats, but not dogs, own themselves.
Maria was born in Rockledge, Florida, on August 16, 2002, at 10:20 p.m.
Insert commas as
needed in the following sentences. Not
all sentences need commas. Write the rule number that justifies your use of the
family lived in Florence, Italy, during my high school years.
hearing her excuse, I still did not believe her. Rule
a bathing suit top, not a piece of string.
wore sensible, durable clothing.
ran out the door, jumped over the fence, and raced down the road.
movie was boring, meaningless, and
confusing. Rule 3
opened her math book and then began doing problems 1 through 10. No
you write an essay, state your thesis clearly. Rule
will walk on the treadmill, or I will walk in the park.
lived in Island Grove, Florida, before moving to
explanation, such as it was, could not be believed by any rational person.
removed the blackberry pie from the oven and put it on the window sill to
cool. NO COMMAS
there are many different comma rules, they can be learned.
will explain them to you if you wish. NO
you will stop nagging, I will empty the trash, wash the dishes, and do the
laundry. Rule 2 and Rule 3
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