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Using Commas II
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USING COMMAS II
- Use commas to set of nonessential appositives.
- Use commas to set off nonessential participial phrases, nonessential adjective clauses, and nonessential adverb clauses.
- Use commas to set of words in direct address.
- Use commas to set off introductory words.
- Use commas to set off parenthetical expressions.
DIRECTIONS: Add commas as needed.
- Jaime her sister teaches math in Alaska.
- There is only one of the Great Lakes Lake Michigan that is completely within the United States boundaries.
- Having such a wide variety of geographic features Australia is rich in natural resources.
- Mrs. Perkins having sympathy for the football team put off the test until after the state playoffs.
- Robert Frost the poet is known for his poems set in New England.
- However Frost was actually born in California.
- Zach grinning broadly ran into the room ahead of Matt and Jordan.
- Your essay Patience is some of your best work so far this year.
- James playing third base was able to tag the runner out thus winning the game for the Blazers.
- Yes Kristin you need to make sure you are on time since colleges do look at attendance rate in selecting students.
- At any rate we should all be thankful that the storm wasn’t worse than it was even though there was still significant damage.
- David arrived on time racing to beat the tardy bell.
- Charles Dickens in my opinion is the premier example of reform writers of the nineteenth century.
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A short activity to review and practice correct comma usage in sentences with nonessential elements.