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Correct usage of commas: http://www.aims.edu/student/online-writing-lab/grammar/comma-rules

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  • Q1
    A comma should be placed everytime a natural pause is required.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q2
    Independent clauses are sentences that can function alone without the requiement of any other additional words.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q3
    Coordinating conjunctions can be considered as the "initial"/ "root idea" of a sentence with more than one idea.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q4
    When joining two ideas in one sentence, in order for it to be grammatically correct, a comma needs to be placed before the coordinating conjunction.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q5
    Decide whether the following sentence is correct or incorrect: I wanted to go on vacations this year, but didn't in the end.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    30s
  • Q6
    Introductory elements can be considered a linguistic element which represents the natural transitions from one sentence to another
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q7
    Subordinate clauses, prepositional phrases, and transitional expressions are a type of:
    coordinating conjunctions
    introductiry elements
    independent clause
    30s
  • Q8
    What kind of sentence is the following... "For instance, 100% of the reduced material is used for another function immediately."
    subordinate clause
    prepositional phrase
    transitional expression
    30s
  • Q9
    What kind of sentence is the following: "As she studied hard throughout the semester, passing wasn't a worry. "
    subordinate clause
    transitional phrase
    prepositional phrase
    30s
  • Q10
    Decide whether the following sentence correct or incorrect: "I bought milk, and sugar in the supermarket"
    Incorrect
    Correct
    30s
  • Q11
    Decide whether the following sentence correct or incorrect: "She took Spanish, French, and Biology last year."
    Correct
    Incorrect
    30s
  • Q12
    Decide whether the following sentence correct or incorrect: "He bought an expensive, fast car."
    correct
    Incorrect
    30s
  • Q13
    When using quotations (" "), the coma is placed outside the final quotation, when speech continues.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q14
    When writing dates, a comma should be placed between the month and the date. For example: "September, 20, 1991."
    True
    False
    30s

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