Asked by: Atsushi Rheinschmitt
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th January, 2020

How do you use commas when exercising?

Exercise : Comma Exercise 1
On the line to the left of each sentence, write the number of the appropriate comma rule (click here to see the rules). If the sentence is correct as it is, write C on the line and refer to the appropriate rule in parentheses after the sentence.

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Furthermore, what are the 8 rules for commas?

  • Commas (Eight Basic Uses)
  • USE A COMMA TO SEPARATE INDEPENDENT CLAUSES.
  • USE A COMMA AFTER AN INTRODUCTORY CLAUSE OR PHRASE.
  • USE A COMMA BETWEEN ALL ITEMS IN A SERIES.
  • USE COMMAS TO SET OFF NONRESTRICTIVE CLAUSES.
  • USE A COMMA TO SET OFF APPOSITIVES.
  • USE A COMMA TO INDICATE DIRECT ADDRESS.

One may also ask, how do you you use a semicolon? Using Semicolons

  1. A semicolon is most commonly used to link (in a single sentence) two independent clauses that are closely related in thought.
  2. Use a semicolon between two independent clauses that are connected by conjunctive adverbs or transitional phrases.

Similarly, you may ask, how do you use commas?

  1. Use a comma before any coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet) that links two independent clauses.
  2. Use a comma after a dependent clause that starts a sentence.
  3. Use commas to offset appositives from the rest of the sentence.
  4. Use commas to separate items in a series.

How do you use commas to set an interruption in the flow of the sentence?

Use a pair of bracketing commas to set off a weak interruption which could be removed from the sentence without destroying it. If the interruption comes at the beginning or the end of the sentence, use only one bracketing comma. Make sure the words set off are really an interruption.

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