Saturday, February 20, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 366 - 370 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Instructions: Place commas or other punctuation where they are needed.

1. "Is it time to go " asked Irene.

2. "I did not do it " said the convict "I wasn't even here yesterday."

3. He wanted to go to the party but no one would give him a ride.

4. He had read all the trilogy; consequently he didn't have a new book to read.

5. He exclaimed "Don't go that way!"

6. "You didn't " she said "tell me that you felt that way."

7. "You will do what I asked or you will not get your allowance."

8. "Will you repair my car today " he asked "I need it for tomorrow."

9. "I will do my best " answered the mechanic "but I cannot guarantee that I will be finished."

10. He didn't know the final answer; thus he lost all the money.


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Answers:

1. "Is it time to go?" asked Irene.

2. "I did not do it," said the convict. "I wasn't even here yesterday."

3. He wanted to go to the party, but no one would give him a ride.

4. He had read all the trilogy; consequently, he didn't have a new book to read.

5. He exclaimed, "Don't go that way!"

6. "You didn't," she said, "tell me that you felt that way."

7. "You will do what I asked, or you will not get your allowance."

8. "Will you repair my car today?" he asked. "I need it for tomorrow."

9. "I will do my best," answered the mechanic, "but I cannot guarantee that I will be finished."

10. He didn't know the final answer; thus, he lost all the money.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Lesson 370 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma or commas to separate the exact words of the speaker from the rest of the sentence unless the sense of the sentence requires some other punctuation. (In quoted words, the comma always goes inside the quotation marks.) Examples: "I can help you now," said the clerk. The clerk said, "I can help you now." You do not use a comma when you start a new sentence after the explanatory words. Example: "I did it," he said. "Leave me alone."

Instructions: Place commas or other punctuation where they are needed.

1. "I will comply with the rules " he said "Then I will work to change them."

2. "Will the rain continue " the woman asked "I need to work outdoors."

3. "I am glad I missed the game " Jim said "They played so poorly."

4. "Are you going next week " she asked "I will not be here then."

5. "When you finish your projects " the teacher remarked "put them in the basket for grading."


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Answers:

1. "I will comply with the rules," he said. "Then I will work to change them."

2. "Will the rain continue?" the woman asked. "I need to work outdoors."

3. "I am glad I missed the game," Jim said. "They played so poorly."

4. "Are you going next week?" she asked. "I will not be here then."

5. "When you finish your projects," the teacher remarked, "put them in the basket for grading."

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Lesson 369 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma or commas to separate the exact words of the speaker from the rest of the sentence unless the sense of the sentence requires some other punctuation. (In quoted words, the comma always goes inside the quotation marks.) Examples: "I can help you now," said the clerk. The clerk said, "I can help you now."

Instructions: Place commas or other punctuation where they are needed.

1. "I think" Marie answered "that I can help you tomorrow."

2. "I know" she replied "the answer to that question."

3. "No" he called after her "I won't forget the appointment!"

4. "Come with me" pleaded the teacher "and you will not be disappointed."

5. "Did you see" Curtis asked "the plane go down?"


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Answers:

1. "I think," Marie answered, "that I can help you tomorrow."

2. "I know," she replied, "the answer to that question."

3. "No," he called after her, "I won't forget the appointment!"

4. "Come with me," pleaded the teacher, "and you will not be disappointed."

5. "Did you see," Curtis asked, "the plane go down?"

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lesson 368 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma or commas to separate the exact words of the speaker from the rest of the sentence unless the sense of the sentence requires some other punctuation. (In quoted words, the comma always goes inside the quotation marks.) Examples: "I can help you now," said the clerk. The clerk said, "I can help you now."

Instructions: Place commas or other punctuation where they are needed.

1. "What time is it " she asked.

2. "Come with me " said the guide.

3. "Don't leave me " shouted the little girl.

4. The man replied "I believe you."

5. The passenger inquired "What time is it?"


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Answers:

1. "What time is it?" she asked.

2. "Come with me," said the guide.

3. "Don't leave me!" shouted the little girl.

4. The man replied, "I believe you."

5. The passenger inquired, "What time is it?"

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lesson 367 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma after a conjunctive adverb or phrases like for example, in fact, or for instance used to join two main clauses. Common conjunctive adverbs are therefore, nevertheless, moreover, consequently, furthermore, besides, then, thus, instead, accordingly, otherwise, so, yet, still, hence, however. Example: Jill knew she could not win; nevertheless, she kept running.

Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.

1. The trip was wonderful; in fact everyone raved about it.

2. Will wants a promotion; therefore he is working overtime.

3. I do not believe a word he says; otherwise I would listen to his presentation.

4. You seem to be well-qualified; however your price is too high.

5. Your goals are unclear to me; so I will not vote for you.


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Answers:

1. The trip was wonderful; in fact, everyone raved about it.

2. Will wants a promotion; therefore, he is working overtime.

3. I do not believe a word he says; otherwise, I would listen to his presentation.

4. You seem to be well-qualified; however, your price is too high.

5. Your goals are unclear to me; so, I will not vote for you.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Lesson 366 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma before the coordinate conjunctions that join independent clauses in a compound sentence. (Very short clauses joined by and may omit the comma.) Examples: Harry will leave on the next flight, but you will join him in a week. You wash and I will dry.

Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.

1. She walked and he ran.

2. I went to New York by train but I returned by plane.

3. I neither like you nor will I assist you in your request.

4. He will have to help or the project will not be completed.

5. The boss will be here tomorrow and we will ask for a raise.


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Answers:

1. She walked and he ran. (no comma needed, but you would not be wrong to use one after walked)

2. I went to New York by train, but I returned by plane.

3. I neither like you, nor will I assist you in your request.

4. He will have to help, or the project will not be completed.

5. The boss will be here tomorrow, and we will ask for a raise.

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