Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules


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Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

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1. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

2. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet is designed to teach you the role of commas and in which instances they are necessary. Quiz questions will challenge your comprehension of comma rules and ask you to identify correct usage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take advantage of this worksheet and quiz to learn how to use commas when:

  • Distinguishing between items in a series
  • Separating uncoordinated adjectives addressing the same noun
  • Introducing a main clause
  • Using quotation marks

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge of comma rules to identify the correctly organized sentence in a list
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding when to use commas
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast instances of comma use from the lesson, such as when dividing adjectives and introducing a main clause

Additional Learning

To delve further into this topic, study the corresponding lesson called Commas: Correct Usage & Basic Rules. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • List instances when commas should be used
  • Write sentences with correct, effective comma placement
  • Recognize correct and incorrect examples of comma use