Posted by patti on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 8:32pm.
Dr. frankenstein flung a power switch, ble streamers of static electricity crackled about the table, the creature gave a grunt and opened smoldering eyes.
Please insert commas as required in each of the following sentences. Then on the line before each sentence, type the reason for the comma(s): a, b, c, or d.
a. To join two independent clauses (along with a conjunction)
b. To separate an introductory word, phrase, or dependent clause from the rest of the sentence
c. To separate an interruption from the rest of the sentence
d. To separate items in a series
___________ 1. The students performed confidently and the teacher beamed with pride.
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨___________ 2. Unfortunately the hotel manager forgot to activate the security system.
___________ 3. John Caldwell my sonís teacher moved here from New York.
___________ 4. When the conference concluded the hotel manager sought employment elsewhere.
___________ 5. The students may feel some pressure when writing essays but they will experience a sense of accomplishment when they are finished.
___________ 6. In the meantime the sales representatives left the hall with their merchandise still on display.
___________ 7. Please park the car walk to the station and purchase a one-way ticket.
___________ 8. The office building which was all white brick towered over the deli.
___________ 9. We ordered eggs toast pancakes and coffee before the diner closed.
¨¨¨¨__________ 10. The new boss listened to the employees but he took his time making a decision.
__________ 11. Previewing the text though it takes a minute or two is the best way to begin a reading assignment.
__________ 12. Although the wind howled all night long the exhausted student slept like a baby.
John Caldwell, my son's teacher, moved here from New York.
Where do the commas go for this sentence. The students performed confidently and the teacher beamed with pride.
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