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Lesson 350

Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

 

Use commas to separate a series of three or more short clauses. Example: I am working, he is sleeping, and she is singing. (The comma before the conjunction and is optional, but I prefer using it.)

 

Use no commas in a series when all items are joined by or, and, or nor.

 

Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.

 

1. They are eating we are drinking and you are starving.

 

2. The music began the lights dimmed and the curtains opened.

 

3. My sister has left home my brother is at school and my mother is baking bread.

 

4. Jim fished Jeff hiked and I loafed the whole campout.

 

5. You correct he proofreads but I edit material.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. They are eating, we are drinking, and you are starving.

 

2. The music began, the lights dimmed, and the curtains opened.

 

3. My sister has left home, my brother is at school, and my mother is baking bread.

 

4. Jim fished, Jeff hiked, and I loafed the whole campout.

 

5. You correct, he proofreads, but I edit material.

 






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