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Commas

These exercises ask you to use commas appropriately in sentences, after introductions, and with nonessential elements. Print the exercises and click the "Go to Answers" link to see the answers for this exercise.

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Comma Exercise 1

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by identifying how many commas are needed in the sample sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Comma Exercise 2

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by inserting commas appropriately into the sample sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Comma Exercise 3

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by inserting commas appropriately into the sample sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Comma Exercise 4

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by inserting commas appropriately into the sample sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Comma Exercise 5

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by inserting commas appropriately into the sample sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Commas after Introductions Exercise 1

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by identifying correct and incorrect comma usage. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Commas after Introductions Exercise 2

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by appropriately inserting commas and correctly identifying introductory elements. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Commas after Introductions Exercise 3

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by writing your own sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Commas vs. Semicolons - Compound Sentences

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas and semicolons by inserting a comma or semicolon appropriately into the sample sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Commas with Nonessential Elements Exercise 1

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by identifying the nonessential words, phrases, or clauses in the sample sentences. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Commas with Nonessential Elements Exercise 2

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by labeling the sample sentences as correct or incorrect. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

Commas with Nonessential Elements Exercise 3

This exercise asks you to apply your knowledge of commas by inserting the appropriate punctuation. Click the link at the bottom of the page to see the answers.

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