Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lesson 360 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use a comma or commas to set off transposed (out of their natural order) words, phrases, or other modifiers.
Example: This woman, without question, is too weak. These transposed items are very much like the introductory items, but they do not come at the beginning of the sentence.
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.
1. Turn to increase the volume the knob to the right.
2. Very quietly the intruder closed the door.
3. Her hand cut and bruised showed the ordeal undertaken by her.
4. Sam although he likes drama seldom ever attends a play.
5. All the contestants eager and well-prepared required a good night’s rest.
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Answers:
1. Turn, to increase the volume, the knob to the right.
2. Very quietly, the intruder closed the door.
3. Her hand, cut and bruised, showed the ordeal undertaken by her.
4. Sam, although he likes drama, seldom ever attends a play.
5. All the contestants, eager and well-prepared, required a good night’s rest.

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