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Comma Worksheet





Name _________________________

Date _________________________








Directions:


Multiple choice

Complete the following sentences:





1. A comma is used to


A. separate items in a list

B. indicate a pause

C. separate independent clauses

D. All of the above


2. Always place a comma before a

A. verb

B. noun

C. coordinating conjunction

D. modifier


3. Commas should always be placed after

A. a run on sentence

B. an introductory word

C. conjunctive adverb

D. Both B and C


4. Which of the following groups of words are common starter words for introductory clauses that should be followed by a comma?

A. verb | noun | pronoun

B. because | since | when

C. adverd | proposition | interjection

D. Both A and B


5. A compound sentence contains two or more independent clauses linked by a

A. subordinating conjunction

B. coordinating conjunction

C. proper nouns

D. Both A and C


For questions 6 – 9, please provide your answers in the comment section below (give examples).


6. What is a comma splice? 



7. Give me an example of a run on sentence.



8. Write a sentence using a comma, before the coordinating conjunction.


9. Write a sentence with a comma placed after a conjunctive adverb.



Multiple choice

Which of the following sequence of numbers has been properly punctuated using the comma?


10. Five thousand two hundred

A. 50, 200,

B. 5,200

C. 5200,

D. 500, 200


11. Two million six hundred thousand

A. 2, 600000

B. 2,6000,000

C. 2,600,000

D. 2,0600,000


12. Anytime there is a list of

A. three or more items, use a comma to separate them.

B. one or more items, use a comma to separate them.

C. four or more items, use a comma to separate them.

D. Both B and C


13. When using a specific date in a sentence, a comma should be placed

A. between the day and the year.

B. after the year

C. between the day and the year and also after the year.

D. Both A and C


14. Commas should not be placed between the

A. City and State


B. State and zip code.


C. street address and city


D. Both A and B


15. Use a comma to set off or separate nonessential

A. Prepositions

B. Dates

C. words or phrases that aren’t necessary to identify the subject in the sentence from the main clause.

D. Both A and B





Correct answers

1. D
2. C
3. D
4. B
5. B
6. Type your answer in the comment section.
7. Type your answer in the comment section.
8. Type your answer in the comment section.
9. Type your answer in the comment section.
10. B
11. C
12. A
13. C
14. B
15. C




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