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1 1. Choose the underlined phrase that is written incorrectly. Justify your answer. a.sister Rosie, had b.years back, and I c.straight A student since the first d.children, so when I My oldest sister Rosie, had won the jacket a few years back, and I fully expected to also. I was fourteen and in the eighth grade. I had been a straight A student since the first grade and this last year had looked forward very much to owning that jacket. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children, so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. “A Scholarship Jacket” p. 226 Comma Rules TCAP style

2 Choose the underlined phrase that is written incorrectly. Justify your answer. a.sister Rosie, had b.years back, and I c.straight A student since the first d.children, so when I My oldest sister, Rosie, had won the jacket a few years back, and I fully expected to also. I was fourteen and in the eighth grade. I had been a straight A student since the first grade and this last year had looked forward very much to owning that jacket. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children, so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. “A Scholarship Jacket” p. 226 Rule 4

3 Choose the underlined phrase that is written incorrectly. a. b. c. d. Write your own: Imitate the previous question. Find a story that uses Comma Rule 4 correctly. Quote the story. Then write a multiple choice question. Justify the correct answer.

4 2. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. Justify your answer. a. “Now, Valentine.” said the warden. “You’ll go out in the morning. b. “Now, Valentine,” said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning. c.Now, Valentine said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning.” d. “now, Valentine.” Said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning.” Now, Valentine said the warden you’ll go out in the morning. Brace up, and make a man of yourself. You’re not a bad fellow at heart. Stop cracking safes, and live straight.” “Me?” said Jimmy, in surprise. “Why, I never cracked a safe in my life.” “Oh, no,” laughed the warden. “Of course not. Let’s see, now. How was it you happened to get sent up on that Springfield job? Was it because you wouldn’t prove an alibi for fear of compromising somebody in extremely high-toned society? Or was it simply a case of a mean old jury that had it in for you? It’s always one or the other with you innocent victims.” “A Retrieved Reformation” p. 236

5 Choose the sentence that is written correctly. Justify your answer. a. “Now, Valentine.” said the warden. “You’ll go out in the morning. b. “Now, Valentine,” said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning. c.Now, Valentine said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning.” d. “now, Valentine.” Said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning.” “Now, Valentine,” said the warden, “you’ll go out in the morning. Brace up, and make a man of yourself. You’re not a bad fellow at heart. Stop cracking safes, and live straight.” “Me?” said Jimmy, in surprise. “Why, I never cracked a safe in my life.” “Oh, no,” laughed the warden. “Of course not. Let’s see, now. How was it you happened to get sent up on that Springfield job? Was it because you wouldn’t prove an alibi for fear of compromising somebody in extremely high-toned society? Or was it simply a case of a mean old jury that had it in for you? It’s always one or the other with you innocent victims.” “A Retrieved Reformation” p. 236 Dialogue Rule

6 Choose the sentence that is written correctly. a. b. c. d. Write your own: Imitate the previous question. Find a story that uses the Dialogue Comma Rule correctly. Then write a multiple choice question. Justify the correct answer.

7 3.Choose the best way to revise the sentence for clarity. Justify your answer. a. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed, Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall, and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. b. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall, and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. c. Pulling out from the wall, a folding-bed Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. d. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed, Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. He opened this and gazed fondly at the finest set of burglar’s tools in the East. It was a complete set, made of specially tempered steel, the latest designs in drills, punches, braces and bits, jimmies, clamps, and augers, with two or three novelties invented by Jimmy himself, in which he took pride. “A Retrieved Reformation” p. 238

8 4Choose the best way to revise the sentence for clarity. Justify your answer. a. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed, Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall, and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. b. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall, and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. c. Pulling out from the wall, a folding-bed Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. d. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed, Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed, Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suitcase. He opened this and gazed fondly at the finest set of burglar’s tools in the East. It was a complete set, made of specially tempered steel, the latest designs in drills, punches, braces and bits, jimmies, clamps, and augers, with two or three novelties invented by Jimmy himself, in which he took pride. “A Retrieved Reformation” p. 238 Rule 5

9 Choose the best way to revise the sentence for clarity. a. b. c. d. Write your own: Imitate the previous question. Find a story that uses the Comma Rule 5 correctly. Then write a multiple choice question. Justify the correct answer.

10 5. Choose the best way to revise the underlined sentence correctly. Justify your answer. a.My father was a farm laborer, who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. b. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. c. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children, so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. d. My father was a farm laborer, who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children, so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. My oldest sister, Rosie, had won the jacket a few years back, and I fully expected to also. I was fourteen and in the eighth grade. I had been a straight A student since the first grade and this last year had looked forward very much to owning that jacket. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. “A Scholarship Jacket” p. 226

11 Choose the best way to revise the underlined sentence correctly. Justify your answer. a.My father was a farm laborer, who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. b. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. c. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children, so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. d. My father was a farm laborer, who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children, so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. My oldest sister, Rosie, had won the jacket a few years back, and I fully expected to also. I was fourteen and in the eighth grade. I had been a straight A student since the first grade and this last year had looked forward very much to owning that jacket. My father was a farm laborer who couldn’t earn enough money to feed eight children, so when I was six I was given to my grandparents to raise. “A Scholarship Jacket” p. 226 Rule 2

12 Choose the best way to revise the underlined sentence correctly. a. b. c. d. Write your own: Imitate the previous question. Find a story that uses the Comma Rule 2 correctly. Then write a multiple choice question. Justify the correct answer.

13 WRITE 1 SENTENCE FOR EACH. WRITE THE COMMA RULE IN THE LEFT MARGIN. HIGHLIGHT FINAL COMMAS 1. Use commas to separate three or more infinitive phrases in a sentence 2. Use commas to separate three or more clauses in a series. 3. Use commas to combine two simple sentences. 4. Use commas to set off an AWHITEBUS phrases as an interrupter. 5. Use commas to set off a different interruption in the flow of the sentence. 6. Use commas to set off an introductory AWHITEBUS phrase. 7. Use commas before and/or after directly addressing someone. 8. Use commas before or after a quotation. 9. Use commas to set of a quotation with the tag as an interrupter. 10. Use commas to set off two or more prepositional phrases as an introductory element.


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