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which sentences need commas ...

a) the dessert had a fluffly cream topping
b) the fish was served with a rich tangy sauce
c) my first job was happy rewarding experience
d) Mr.Hawkins has a large collection of rare valuuable coins
e) the leader of the rock group was a friendly attractive youth
f) A well-planned thoughtfull speech followed the instroduction.
g) for christmas i bought father a pair of soft pigskin gloves
h) the vessel slipped into port on a rainy moonless night .

i think a-b-c-e-g-h need no further commas ... plz check ... if my answers are wrong plz explain why they're not true... thank you..

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    First of all, you need to write all sentences with proper capitalization and end punctuation, too.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm
    Scroll down and read #5 carefully. Then re-think your answers.

    I'll wait for you.

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    okay i know these rules but i am confused when using them especially #5 ... okay let me try again
    sentences tha need commas are f - d- b- e-c

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    oh yea the punctuations and capitalization is no problem for me ...

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    Notice the difference between these two sentences in the link above:

    "He is a tall and distinguished fellow" -- so therefore, you can write, "He is a tall, distinguished fellow."

    But... "I live in a little and purple house," which is an AWFUL sentence! Therefore, you must write, "I live in a little purple house."

    If something is still questionable, try switching the word order. Would you say or write, "I live in a purple little house"? No, so therefore "little purple" in that order and without a comma is what you need to use.

    Which of these make good, smooth sense:

    b) the fish was served with a rich and tangy sauce
    c) my first job was happy and rewarding experience
    d) Mr.Hawkins has a large collection of rare and valuable coins
    e) the leader of the rock group was a friendly and attractive youth
    f) A well-planned and thoughtful speech followed the introduction.
    g) for christmas i bought father a pair of soft and pigskin gloves
    h) the vessel slipped into port on a rainy and moonless night.

    For all those in which the word "and" sounds OK, use a comma. For all those in which the word "and" sounds AWFUL, don't use a comma.

    You're right about a) -- it's OK as it is.

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    b and e don't need commas ... am i right untill now..

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    Of your original sentences, I think these do not need commas:

    a and g

    I think all the rest need commas.

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    this is really confusing ... thanks alot for everything, though .. :D

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    You're right -- it's not easy. But just keep those questions in mind:

    Can I switch them around?
    Can I use "and" between them?

    If yes, use a comma. If no, don't use a comma.

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