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Answers: Commas 02

May 20, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, teaching journalism.

Commas exercise 02 1. The girl stared at him with a sad, longing look in her eyes. When two equal adjectives appear before a noun, they should be separated by a comma. In this case, the adjectives “sad” and “longing” modify the noun “look.” Because there is no conjunction, such as “and,” they should be • Read More »

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Exercise: Commas 02

May 20, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, teaching journalism.

Name This exercise consists of 10 sentences. Re-type each sentence inserting commas in the correct locations. Print this out when you have finished or follow the directions of your instructor in completing this exercise. A link appears at the end of the sentences that gives an explanation for each sentence. 1. The girl stared at • Read More »

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Answers: Commas 01

May 20, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises.

1. Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term in 1864, but he did not serve out his full term. This is a compound sentence – a sentence with two independent clauses. They should be connected with a conjunction, and the comma should come before the conjunction. In this case, the conjunction is “but. 2. • Read More »

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Exercise: Commas 01

May 20, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: exercises, journalism.

This exercise consists of 10 sentences. Re-type each sentence inserting commas in the correct locations. Print this out when you have finished or follow the directions of your instructor in completing this exercise. A link appears at the end of the sentences that gives an explanation for each sentence.