Commas With Nonessential Clauses Quiz! Test

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Commas with nonessential clauses quiz test! Commas are used for different things in a sentence and one of them is showing things written of said in a sentence that don’t carry much importance to the main message. Do you know how to use it in this way? In the quiz below is designed to see how true that is. Do give it a shot and see how well you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Before, we go to the beach, I need to get some gas.

    • B.

      I need to get some gas before, we go, to the beach.

    • C.

      Before we go to the beach, I need to get some gas.

    • D.

      Why are we going, to the beach?

    Correct Answer
    C. Before we go to the beach, I need to get some gas.
    Explanation
    "Before we go to the beach" is an introductory clause. Therefore, it needs to be separated by a comma from the rest of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Is the following sentence correct? I saw Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, at North Hills last night.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    There is a non-essential clause in this sentence, "the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks." By removing the phrase from the sentence, the sentence still makes sense and could stand alone.

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  • 3. 

    Where does the comma belong in the sentence? "Although I eat raw meat I have never gotten sick."

    • A.

      Although I eat raw meat, I have never gotten sick.

    • B.

      Although, I eat raw meat I have never gotten sick.

    • C.

      Although I eat raw meat I have, never gotten sick.

    • D.

      Sick gotten never have I meat raw eat, I although.

    Correct Answer
    A. Although I eat raw meat, I have never gotten sick.
    Explanation
    The comma belongs after the introductory phrase. "Although I eat raw meat," has a subject and a verb, but it cannot stand alone. It must be separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is grammatically correct?

    • A.

      Unless I eat ice cream for lunch, I will gladly eat it for supper.

    • B.

      Ronald Reagan, the 40th president, was born in California.

    • C.

      Before I jumped into the river I ate an entire pizza.

    • D.

      Before he took the FE exam, Dan was nervous.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Unless I eat ice cream for lunch, I will gladly eat it for supper.
    B. Ronald Reagan, the 40th president, was born in California.
    D. Before he took the FE exam, Dan was nervous.
    Explanation
    The first, second, and fourth sentences have commas placed after the intro clause. The third sentence would be correct if a comma is placed after the "river."

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  • 5. 

    The lion a strong animal is quite fast.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This sentence is not correct because the non-essential clause is not separated by commas from the rest of the sentence. "A strong animal," is not necessary for the rest of the sentence. The correct version of this sentence is, "The lion, a strong animal, is quite fast."

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  • 6. 

    Where does the comma belong? "If this is an introductory clause (A) a comma belongs (B) somewhere in the sentence (C) itself (D)."

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (A). The comma should be placed after the intro clause, "If this is an introductory clause."

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  • 7. 

    Choose the correct sentence.

    • A.

      There is a truck made by dodge sitting in the river.

    • B.

      Henry likes to eat though not often peaches with his tuna.

    • C.

      Where is the soccer match this afternoon in the field next to the roof under the bridge where the car is?

    • D.

      Kyle, a friend of mine, is scared of grass.

    Correct Answer
    D. Kyle, a friend of mine, is scared of grass.
    Explanation
    Answer D is correct here because the non-essential clause is separated by commas from the rest of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    Which sentence is grammatically correct?

    • A.

      This question, the last on my grammar quiz.

    • B.

      Grammar quizzes have questions, about things that include, commas.

    • C.

      Although this quiz is almost over, there are more resources that can be used to practice grammar.

    • D.

      Is there a snake in my, boot?

    Correct Answer
    C. Although this quiz is almost over, there are more resources that can be used to practice grammar.
    Explanation
    Answer C is the correct option. It properly uses a comma after the introductory clause.

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