Comma Use Quiz Practice (Lesson 1-3)

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  • 1. 

    How many items are in the sentence below?  The surface of the dirty desk was covered with pens papers and erasers.

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the surface of the dirty desk was covered with pens, papers, and erasers. This implies that there are three items mentioned in the sentence: pens, papers, and erasers. Therefore, the correct answer is 3.

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  • 2. 

    How many commas are needed in the sentence below?  Every car on the lot had scratches and dents. 

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. None
    Explanation
    No commas are needed in the sentence "Every car on the lot had scratches and dents." because there are no independent clauses or items in a list that require separation. The sentence is a simple statement without any additional information or clauses that would require the use of commas.

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  • 3. 

    Retype the sentence below with the correct commas.  A school is a place where students are learning teachers are teaching and people are running around busily. 

    Correct Answer
    A school is a place where students are learning, teachers are teaching, and people are running around busily.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a school is a place where students are learning, teachers are teaching, and people are running around busily.

    The sentence lists three activities happening at a school - students learning, teachers teaching, and people running around busily. To separate these activities, commas are used to create a clear and concise sentence structure.

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  • 4. 

    The sentence below has the right amount of commas.  The location of the schools are determinded by the number of houses in the area, the population for the area, and the number of students in the area. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence is correct because it uses commas to separate a series of items in a list. The items in the list are "the number of houses in the area," "the population for the area," and "the number of students in the area." The commas correctly indicate that these are three separate factors that determine the location of the schools.

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  • 5. 

    Retype the sentence below using commas between the adjectives. The small wet dog trembled in the tub. 

    Correct Answer
    The small, wet dog trembled in the tub.
    Explanation
    The sentence is asking to retype it using commas between the adjectives. The original sentence is "The small wet dog trembled in the tub." The correct answer is "The small, wet dog trembled in the tub." This answer correctly adds a comma between the adjectives "small" and "wet" to separate them.

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  • 6. 

    What are the two adjectives in the sentence below?  I gave the girl a large detailed picture of the city.

    • A.

      Large

    • B.

      Detailed

    • C.

      Picture

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Large
    B. Detailed
    Explanation
    The two adjectives in the sentence are "large" and "detailed". These adjectives describe the picture of the city, indicating that it is both big in size and has intricate and thorough details.

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  • 7. 

    True or false, the sentence below needs commas. Seven fast days passed when we were on vacation. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The sentence "Seven fast days passed when we were on vacation" does not require commas. It is a simple sentence without any dependent clauses or interrupting phrases that would require the use of commas. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    Retype the introductory material for the sentence below. When the rain falls constantly, it makes some people drive carefully and cautiously.

    Correct Answer
    When the rain falls constantly
  • 9. 

    The comma is correctly placed in the sentence below. Yes, Mrs. McKinney is always taking Mrs. Moore's blue pens. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The comma is correctly placed in the sentence to separate the introductory phrase "Yes, Mrs. McKinney" from the main clause "is always taking Mrs. Moore's blue pens." This helps to clarify the subject and verb of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    Is the comma being used between items in a series, between adjectives, or introductory material?  Keeping their hands to themselves, the students walked down the hall. 

    • A.

      Series

    • B.

      Adjectives

    • C.

      Introductory

    Correct Answer
    C. Introductory
    Explanation
    The comma is being used as introductory because it is placed before the main subject "the students" and sets the stage for the main action of the sentence "walked down the hall". It provides additional information about the action of the students, indicating that they were keeping their hands to themselves while walking.

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  • 11. 

    Is the comma being used between items in a series, between adjectives, or introductory material?  Pine Valley has great students, teacher, administrators, and staff. 

    • A.

      Series

    • B.

      Adjectives

    • C.

      Introductory

    Correct Answer
    A. Series
    Explanation
    The comma is being used between items in a series. In this sentence, the comma is separating the different items in the series of "great students, teacher, administrators, and staff" at Pine Valley.

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  • 12. 

    Is the comma being used between items in a series, between adjectives, or introductory material?  When the weather is constantly gloomy, it makes some people tired and sleepy.

    • A.

      Series

    • B.

      Adjectives

    • C.

      Introductory

    Correct Answer
    C. Introductory
    Explanation
    The comma is being used as introductory material because it is used to separate the introductory phrase "When the weather is constantly gloomy" from the main clause "it makes some people tired and sleepy." The comma helps to indicate that the introductory phrase is setting the context or providing background information before the main clause.

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  • 13. 

    True or false, no comma is needed in the sentence below.  Three large dogs walked by the park. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    No comma is needed in the sentence "Three large dogs walked by the park" because it is a simple sentence with a subject ("Three large dogs") and a predicate ("walked by the park"). There is no need for a comma to separate any additional clauses or phrases in this sentence.

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