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    jenniedepue Guest

    Question Need Help with Commas

    Place any needed series commas in the following sentences:

    1. Food, shelter, and clothing are the basic necessities of life.

    2. Ours is truly a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

    3. It is an anthology of poems, and short stories, and essays.

    4. Ask the insurance agent to notify his client, obtain the necessary information, and process the papers before April 10.

    5. Complete the set up, run the test, and record the results.

    Place any needed direct address commas in the following sentences:

    1. Thank you, Ms. Franklin for your donation.

    2. That will be all for now, Jim.

    3. Mr. Chairman, I rise to the point of order.

    4. Will you please let us know Ms. Baker, whether Mr. Brown will be available.

    5. You certainly fall into this category, Mr. Allen.

    Place any needed parenthetical expressions commas in the following sentences:

    1. You may, however, wish to convert interest earnings to premiums, for additional insurance coverage.

    2. The report however, needs to be completed by the end of the month.

    3. Therefore, we shall try again.

    4. It is nevertheless, going to be cancelled

    5. The wise business girl, though guards against being overdressed.


    Place any needed date, address, and geographical commas in the following sentences:

    1. The merger took place on February 28, 1994.

    2. Our attorney will be here on Wednesday, August 10, 1989, to brief us.

    3. Please mail the package to Sue Williams, 702 Maple Road, Chicago, IL, 60612.

    4. It happened on, Monday, May 6, 1776.

    5. You can fly from Miami Florida, to Bogota Colombia, in under four hours.

    Place any needed appositive commas in the following sentences:

    1. Our salesman, Tom Van Dyke, will be happy to demonstrate the Apple IIc.

    2. One of our attorneys, a Notre Dame graduate, will be the speaker.

    3. My sister Irene, received her broker's license in 1985.

    4. Mrs. Conhagen our teacher, is the lecturer.

    5. Mr. Butler, the last actor who played the part will be honored this evening.

    Place any needed independent adjective commas in the following sentences

    1. Sarah noted, several glaring grammatical errors in the manuscript.

    2. There stands, a happy outgoing person!

    3. They planned, a surprise happy birthday party.

    4. Of course, we have been turning out highly qualified successful office workers since 1960.

    5. Mrs. Williams, won a handsome gold pen at the office party.


    Place any needed introductory verbal phrases commas in the following sentences.

    1. To improve our computer system, we hired a team of consultants.

    2. To be perfectly frank, I am sorry to see him go, but I know that you had no alternative but to fire him.

    3. Remembering the snow, they dressed warmly.

    4. Encouraged by recent sales increases, our buyer has expanded the product lines carried by our suburban stores.

    5. To continue with this project, we will need $2 million additional funding.

    Place any needed prepositional phrase commas in the following sentences:

    1. During the next month, we expect to submit formal bids on three contracts.

    2. In the opinion of several of my colleagues, who have gone over the material these units would be welcomed by salesmanship teachers throughout the country.

    3. During the 15 years that you have served in that position, you made an extraordinarily valuable contribution.

    4. Before I send them copies, would you be good enough to study the sections that I have indicated in red pencil.

    5. Until the end of the month, no one may take additional vacation time.

    Place any needed independent clause commas in the following sentences.


    1. The office manager reported, to the vice president and the treasurer reported to the president.

    2. The typewriter is a valuable instrument, of communication but the telephone is faster.

    3. You had better hurry your packing, or we shall surely miss the train.

    4. Our offer, was made in good faith and we trust that you will give it full consideration.

    5. Our Research Department analyzed, current consumer demands and found that there is no market for such a product.

    Place any needed introductory clause commas in the following sentences:


    1. If you are interested in publishing my material, I shall be glad to submit it to you.

    2. As I promised you on December 10, I discussed with Mr. Baker the matter of an increase in your royalty from 10 to 15 percent on your book, Practical Psychology.

    3. As explained above, this refrigerator has a one-year warranty on all parts and labor.

    4. When you see John, please ask him to call me.

    5. After viewing the offices in the Hudson Building, Dr. Ruston agreed that they were suitable.

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    Default Re: Need Help with Commas

    3. It is an anthology of poems, and short stories, and essays. - I'd delete the 'and'before 'short stories
    2. The report, however, needs to be completed by the end of the month.
    4. It is, nevertheless, going to be cancelled.
    4. It happened on Monday, May 6, 1776.
    3. My sister Irene received her broker's license in 1985. (or sister, Irene,)
    5. You can fly from Miami, Florida to Bogota, Colombia in under four hours.
    4. Mrs. Conhagen, our teacher, is the lecturer.
    5. Mr. Butler, the last actor who played the part, will be honored this evening.
    1. Sarah noted several glaring grammatical errors in the manuscript.
    2. There stands a happy outgoing person!
    3. They planned a surprise happy birthday party
    5. Mrs. Williams won a handsome gold pen at the office party.
    2. In the opinion of several of my colleagues, who have gone over the material, these units would be welcomed by salesmanship teachers throughout the country.
    1. The office manager reported to the vice president, and the treasurer reported to the president.
    2. The typewriter is a valuable instrument of communication, but the telephone is faster.
    4. Our offer was made in good faith(,) and we trust that you will give it full consideration.
    5. Our Research Department analyzed current consumer demands(,) and found that there is no market for such a product.
    This is how I'd do them.

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    jenniedepue Guest

    Default Re: Need Help with Commas

    Thank you for your help

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