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1 Comma Quiz Start quiz!

2 1. In theory the dark smoke from the burning oil wells absorbs sunlight and the surrounding air is heated. In theory, the dark smoke from the burning oil wells absorbs sunlight and the surrounding air is heated. In theory, the dark smoke from the burning oil wells absorbs sunlight, and the surrounding air is heated. In theory the dark smoke from the burning oil wells absorbs sunlight, and the surrounding air is heated.

3 Think about this … Introductory material (“In theory”) needs a comma after it. Also, you need a comma when you use “and” to connect two sentences. Return

4 Excellent! Next

5 2. It seems that she answered the question easily but her answer was actually quite complex. It seems that she answered the question easily, but her answer was actually quite complex. It seems, that she answered the question easily but her answer was actually quite complex. It seems, that she answered the question easily, but her answer was actually quite complex.

6 Think about this … When the conjunction “but” is used to join two complete sentences, you must have a comma after the first complete sentence. Return

7 Excellent! Next

8 3. Because of mass destruction to the system sewage overflowed and spread diseases. Because, of mass destruction to the system sewage overflowed and spread diseases. Because of mass destruction, to the system, sewage overflowed and spread diseases. Because of mass destruction to the system, sewage overflowed and spread diseases.

9 Think about this … The part of the sentence with “because” is a clause... what needs to separate a dependent clause from its sentence? Return

10 Excellent! Next

11 4. I did not want to go to class nor did I want to write that paper. I did not want to go to class, nor did I want to write that paper. I did not want to go to class nor did I want to write that paper. I did not want to go, to class, nor did I want to write that paper.

12 Think about this … In this example, nor is a conjunction separating two complete sentences. Return

13 Excellent! Next

14 5. He could either go to the store or go to the basketball game. He could either go to the store, or go to the basketball game. He could either, go to the store, or go to the basketball game. He could either go to the store or go to the basketball game.

15 Think about this … Is there a complete sentence after the conjunction? Return

16 Excellent! Next

17 6. Eventually I got around to finishing the term paper. Eventually, I got around to finishing the term paper. Eventually I got around to finishing the term paper. Eventually, I got around, to finishing the term paper.

18 Think about this … Introductory material! Return

19 Excellent! Next

20 7. With sweat pouring down his face the point- guard stepped up to the free-throw line. With sweat pouring down his face the point-guard stepped up to the free-throw line. With sweat, pouring down his face, the point-guard stepped up to the free-throw line. With sweat pouring down his face, the point-guard stepped up to the free-throw line.

21 Try again … Return

22 Excellent! Next

23 8. Quickly I ran down the street to the corner store. Quickly, I ran down the street, to the corner store. Quickly I ran down the street to the corner store. Quickly, I ran down the street to the corner store.

24 Try again … Return

25 Excellent! Next

26 9. At the casino Mike lost his money and his pride. At the casino Mike lost his money and his pride. At the casino Mike lost, his money and his pride. At the casino, Mike lost his money and his pride.

27 Try again … Return

28 Excellent! Next

29 10. Pausing only for a sip of water the runner continued on at an exhausting pace. Pausing only for a sip of water the runner continued on at an exhausting pace. Pausing only for a sip of water, the runner continued on at an exhausting pace. Pausing only for a sip of water, the runner continued on, at an exhausting pace.

30 Try again … Return

31 Excellent! END OF QUIZ!


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