English grammar

Module 11:

Review Punctuation: End Marks and Commas

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English grammar
English grammar

Sentence End Marks

Directions:
The end punctuation has been omitted from each of the following sentences. Click the correct punctuation mark at the end of each sentence.
1.
Drive carefully on the way home ( . ) ( ? ) ( ! )
2.
These are the videos, aren't they ( . ) ( ? ) ( ! )
3.
I can't believe how obstinate she is ( . ) ( ? ) ( ! )
4.
Who is the singer ( . ) ( ? ) ( ! )
5.
What a surprise this is ( . ) ( ? ) ( ! )
6.
I wrote my grandmother a thank-you note for her thoughtful gift ( . ) ( ? ) ( ! )

Periods in Abbreviations

Directions:
One or more periods have been omitted from each of the following sentences. To insert a period, click the space after the abbreviation, or after each letter in the abbreviation. Some sentences have more than one abbreviation. Some abbreviations have a space after them or a space after each letter, but you have to decide whether periods are required or not.
7.
We sent the invitation to your parents' address on Maple Blvd.; please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible.
8.
Kara got a speeding ticket on Fri. because she was going 30 m.p.h. in a 20 m.p.h. zone.
9.
We need to put all the books, toys, games, etc., neatly into the closet.
10.
In our childcare class, we learned that 3 min. is the right time-out period for a 3-year-old child.

Commas in a Series

Directions:
Each of the following sentences contains a series. If necessary, insert a comma (or commas) by clicking the space(s) after the appropriate word(s). If the sentence is punctuated correctly, click "correct as is" at the end of the sentence.
11.
Our, basketball, team, consists, of, Randy, Sean, Joe, Mitch, and, Bret. (correct as is)
12.
Shirley, and, Joan, and, Beverly, will, represent, the, school. (correct as is)
13.
Our, trip, will, take, us, to, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and, Oregon. (correct as is)
14.
I, would, like, a, burger, French, fries, and, a, Pepsi. (correct as is)

Commas with Adjectives

Directions:
Each of the following sentences contains two or more modifiers for the same word. If necessary, insert a comma (or commas) by clicking the space(s) after the appropriate word(s). If the sentence is punctuated correctly, click "correct as is" at the end of the sentence.
15.
Our, new, comfy, relaxing, sofa, has, four, soft, cushions. (correct as is)
16.
The, tall, green, trees, cast, shadows, onto, the, glistening, sparkling, lake. (correct as is)
17.
We, watched, the, crazy, comical, third, graders, racing, around, the, crowded, busy, playground. (correct as is)
18.
The, complicated, confusing, word, problem, stumped, us, even, though, we, worked, in, four, cooperative, groups. (correct as is)

Commas in Compound Sentences

Directions:
A comma has been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert a comma by clicking the space after the appropriate word.
19.
The, stage, may, be, her, future, yet, she, continues, to, be, a, serious, science, student.
20.
Will, Jack, write, nursery, rhymes, or, will, he, work, for, the, water, company?
21.
Neither, Lacey, nor, Steve, is, a, mountain, climber, but, they, both, enjoy, hiking.
22.
Sandra, excels, in, many, subjects, so, she, receives, much, respect, for, her, all-around, skills.

Commas in Complex Sentences

Directions:
A comma may have been omitted from each of the following sentences. If necessary, insert a comma by clicking the space after the appropriate word. If the sentence is punctuated correctly, click "correct as is" at the end of the sentence.
23.
While, we, are, here, together, we, must, plan, our, next, reunion. (correct as is)
24.
We, are, growing, older, as, the, world, turns. (correct as is)
25.
Because, I, have, a, cell, phone, I, am, never, out, of, touch, with, my, family. (correct as is)
26.
As, soon, as, I, hear, from, you, I, will, write. (correct as is)

Commas with Introductory Elements

Directions:
A comma has been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert a comma by clicking the space after the appropriate word.
27.
Within, the, tube, of, the, wave, surfboard, and, surfer, were, one.
28.
The, sun, shining, brightly, on, the, waves, we, set, sail.
29.
As, a, matter, of, fact, I, don't, agree, with, your, idea.
30.
Amazingly, the, magician, found, my, card, under, my, seat.

Commas with Interruptions

Directions:
One or more commas have been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert a comma (or commas) by clicking the space(s) after the appropriate word(s).
31.
It, is, our, plan, Ann, to, travel, to, Maine.
32.
Icy, roads, nevertheless, will, hamper, our, progress.
33.
That, wool, sweater, is, from, Ireland, isn't, it?
34.
Jennie, and, Lucas, but, not, Mandy, are, going, to, Mexico.

Commas with Nonessential Elements

Directions:
One or more commas have been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert a comma (or commas) by clicking the space(s) after the appropriate word(s).
35.
The, sailor, raising, the, main, sail, the, sloop, tacked, up-wind.
36.
Loretta, Young, a, famous, actress, shall, be, remembered, for, her, films.
37.
The, high, tide, which, is, my, favorite, time, at, the, beach, brought, high, surf, today.
38.
Swollen, by, the, recent, rainstorms, the, rivers, ran, full.

Comma Conventions

Directions:
One or more commas have been omitted from each of the following sentences. To insert a comma, click the space(s) after the appropriate word(s). To insert a comma in a number, click the number after which you would like to place a comma.
39.
Mother, where, is, my, blue, shirt?
40.
The, address, on, the, card, read:, Acme, Manufacturing, Company, 3501, Can, Street, Gopher, Town, Minnesota 55107.
41.
Dear, Grandma,

Thank you for the wonderful gift!

Love,
Lori
42.
The, ticket, sales, showed, that, 23, 456, people, attended, the, amusement, park, that, day.
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