Daily Grammar

Lesson 354

Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma to separate co-ordinate adjectives. Co-ordinate adjectives can be checked to see if a comma is necessary by placing and between them. They will sound smooth and correct with the and.

Examples:
The warm, sunny day made everyone happy. (warm and sunny sounds smooth)
You are a clever little girl. (clever and little doesn't sound smooth)

Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.

1. Today was not a clear sunny day.

Today was not a clear, sunny day.

2. Allison thought she was such a clever little girl.

no commas needed

3. Where did you buy that dashing red car?

no commas needed

4. They say that tomorrow will be a sunny warm day.

They say that tomorrow will be a sunny, warm day.

5. Your careless inconsiderate behavior could cause you serious problems.

Your careless, inconsiderate behavior could cause you serious problems.

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