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Using Commas I
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USING COMMAS I
- Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction to join two independent clauses.
- Use commas to separate three or more items in a series.
- Use commas to separate two or more coordinate adjectives preceding a noun.
- Use a comma to avoid misreading.
DIRECTIONS: Add commas as needed.
- Jason or Kamal will make the cookies but I will make the dip.
- The recipe calls for cantaloupe mangoes watermelon and kiwi.
- That old apple tree no longer bears the tasty juicy fruit that it once did.
- As soon as Alex had hit the next batter began walking to the plate.
- At the picnic, people will sit on the chairs on the benches and on blankets.
- Lana seems a kind thoughtful person but her sister tends to be cynical.
- These gorgeous long-stemmed red roses will look well on the tables.
- My grandfather was always an honest law-abiding citizen.
- Startling many fireworks and band music interrupted to mayor’s speech.
- Oncology pathology and obstetrics are the most popular specialty fields at the medical school.
- Many scholars have done exceedingly well but you have surpassed them all.
- While giving vaccinations doctors were overwhelmed by the masses of people seeking help.
- At the start in the middle and again at the end the writer brought out the same minor characters to further the plot to its climax.
- The major Captain Lewis and myself met in the conference room to plan further action against the insurgents.
- Allison lingered as the curtain opened but Peter strode forth onto the empty stage.
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A short activity for review and to practice proofreading for commas in independent clauses, items in a series, coordinate adjectives, and misreadings.