English grammar

Module 11, Punctuation: End Points and Comma, Lesson 7:

Comma - Participial Phrases

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English grammar
Prompt:
Introductory participial phrases are usually marked off by commas: "Riding for fifty miles, the racers became exhausted." or "Exhausted by the long ride, the racers stopped for a rest."

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
One or more commas have been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert commas by clicking the space between the words where you desire a comma to be.
1.
Hiding, their, books, the, children, ran, to, the, park.
2.
Encouraged, by, the, good, news, the, team, vowed, to, win.
3.
Caught, between, two, worlds, the, immigrants, landed.
4.
Fearing, the, dark, the, children, quickened, their, pace.
5.
Raising, the, main, sail, the, sloop, tacked, up-wind.
6.
Sewn, by, her, mother, her, new, dress, was, beautiful.
7.
Filling, the, main, sail, the, wind, gusted.
8.
Overcome, by, the, emotion, of, the, moment, she, was, speechless.
9.
Following, the, comma, the, main, sentence, begins.
10.
Bowing, their, heads, the, congregation, prayed.
11.
Setting, off, introductory, phrases, the, writer, boldly, writes.
12.
Interrupted, by, the, referee's, whistle, the, play, stopped.
13.
Tired, from, her, labors, the, old, woman, slowly, walked, home.
14.
Swollen, by, the, rainstorms, the, rivers, ran, full.
15.
Straightening, his, tie, the, speaker, began, his, speech.
16.
Speaking, for, an, hour, the, speaker, suddenly, stopped.
17.
Alarmed, by, the, siren, the, driver, pulled, to, the, side, of, the, road.
18.
Huddling, on, the, field, the, team, called, a, pass, play.
19.
Holding, her, baton, over, her, head, the, bandleader, waited, for, silence.
20.
Skilled, in, the, art, of, conversation, she, entertained, the, small, group.
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