Punctuation is a mark that makes a meaning of a sentence clear. One of the most common punctuation marks is the comma. A comma (,) is used within a sentence. It is used to separate parts of a sentence. It is also used when listing words.
A comma is used to separate clauses. Commas are often used in sentences that have coordinating conjunctions.
A comma is used when listing a series of words adjectives, nouns, and verbs.
Commas are used to separate nonrestrictive appositive nouns. A nonrestrictive appositive noun is separated by a comma or placed in between two commas.
Directions: Add the comma in the correct places
1) I want to visit France Italy Germany and Spain one day.
2) Although you hurt my feelings I will forgive you.
3) James worked very hard on his project yet he came in second place.
4) Your daughter is beautiful talented and smart.
5) Frank one of my roommates is a teacher.
Directions: Select the correct sentence.
1) a. I have reading, science history and math homework today.
b. I have reading, science, history, and math homework today.
2) a. We invited Phil Ruth Sam and Carol, to the party.
b. We invited Phil, Ruth, Sam, and Carol to the party.
3) a. Today I bought a pair of shoes, a jacket, and a necklace.
b. Today I bought a pair, of shoes, a jacket, and a necklace.
4) a. The robber ran, tripped, and fell on his back.
b. The robber ran, tripped and fell, on his back.
5) a. I was angry, but I did not show it.
b. I was angry but, I did not show it.
Quiz 1 Answers
1) I want to visit France, Italy, Germany, and Spain one day.
2) Although you hurt my feelings, I will forgive you.
3) James worked very hard on his project, yet he came in second place.
4) Your daughter is beautiful, talented, and smart.
5) Frank, one of my roommates, is a teacher.
Quiz 2 Answers