by Kitty Nash
Mark off with commas all appositives that are not essential to the full meaning of the sentence: "George Washington,
our first president, served two terms in office." Do not mark off appositives that are essential to the full meaning of the sentence: "My son John will be visiting soon." It might be easier to think of these appositives as titles with no punctuation needed. Practice What You've Learned
One or more commas have been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert one or more commas by clicking the space between the words where you desire a comma to be.
George , Washington , our , first , president , is , the , father , of , our , country. ? 2.
The , senator's , son , Bill , is , a , member , of , the , U.S.A. , soccer , team , our , best , team , ever. ? 3.
Science , professor , Alice , Smith , will , be , awarded , the , Halley , Fellowship , the , college's , highest , academic , award. ? 4.
John , Glenn , U.S. , senator , and , astronaut , is , a , national , hero. ? 5.
A , letter , of , appreciation , was , sent , to , Jane , Whitney , our , chairperson. ? 6.
The , sixteenth , president , of , the , United , States , Abraham , Lincoln , shall , be , remembered , for , saving , the , nation. ? 7.
Loretta , Young , a , famous , actress , shall , be , remembered , for , her , films. ? 8.
We , shall , elect , Janet , our , most , articulate , member. ? 9.
My , daughter , Ann , will , always , be , remembered , for , her , athletic , accomplishment , a , gold , medal , at , the , Olympics. ? 10.
The , company's , chief , financial , officer , Albert , Black , will , be , arriving , tomorrow. ? 11.
The , ball , was , hit , to , our , left , fielder , Sally , Johnson. ? 12.
The , life , of , Babe , Ruth , America's , greatest , baseball , hero , is , now , featured , in , a , film. ? 13.
The , president , of , the , United , States , during , most , of , World , War , II , Frankin , D. , Roosevelt , served , nearly , three , terms , in , office. ? 14.
President , Harry , Truman , the , president , at , the , end , of , World , War , II , was , from , the , state , of , Missouri. ? 15.
Our , thirty-fifth , president , John , Kennedy , was , assassinated , in , office. ? 16.
My , friend , Rhonda , will , be , given , the , highest , academic , award , the , Award , of , Excellence. ? 17.
Jill's , closest , friend , Maria , will , be , attending , my , favorite , university , the , University , of , Wyoming. ? 18.
My , favorite , airline , Magic , Carpet , Airline , is , the , best. ? 19.
John , Hanson , our , first , president , under , the , Articles , of , Confederation , is , not , well , known. ? 20.
Principal , Smith , is , receiving , a , national , award , The , Outstanding , Educator , of , the , Year.