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Commas, Colons, and Semicolons Practice

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Commas, Colons, and Semicolons Practice

Commas

Add commas where necessary in the following sentences or phrases.

  1. My mom lives at 521 N. Colfax Street La Habra California.
  2. Thomas Jefferson died on July 4 1826 in Monticello Virginia.
  3. Dear Dad
  4. Very truly yours
  5. February 2 2010 is our 25th anniversary.
  6. Brittany's birthday party is March 21 2009 at the pavilion in West End Park in Columbia South Carolina.
  7. The Blue Ridge Mountains part of the Appalachian Mountain Range begin in Georgia and run through North Carolina Tennessee Virginia and Maryland and end in Pennsylvania.
  8. "You're invited to the cast party" said Randy "and you'll meet the star of the show Stan Hanks."
  9. We had a choice of steak fish or vegetable plate at Marcie's bridal dinner.
  10. For her work as a surgeon during the Civil War Dr. Mary Edwards Walker became the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Colons and Semicolons

Add colons and semicolons where necessary in the following sentences.

  1. Darla's grocery list included six items eggs, milk, toothpaste, soap, cat food, and bleach.Darla's grocery list included six items eggs, milk, toothpaste, soap, cat food, and bleach.
  2. To whom it may concern
  3. Tabitha used to watch Star Trek The Next Generation after school every day.
  4. Which time is better for you, 1200 p.m. or 230 p.m.?
  5. Dad rang the doorbell several times he had lost his key.
  6. Although Joseph is far from home, he still brings his laundry when he visits perhaps he should invest in a new washer and dryer.
  7. Daren admires Winston Churchill's quote "We make a living by what we get we make a life by what we give."
  8. Mr. Joe owns Kelsey's Bakery coincidentally, Kelsey owns Joe's Bar and Grill.
  9. He just made a hole-in-one there was no one there to see it but him.
  10. The instructions said to consult Volume J pages 30–36 and Volume P pages 89–90 for further information.

Answers

  1. My mom lives at 521 N. Colfax Street, La Habra, California.
  2. Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, in Monticello, Virginia.
  3. Dear Dad,
  4. Very truly yours,
  5. February 2, 2010, is our 25th anniversary.
  6. Brittany's birthday party is March 21, 2009, at the pavilion in West End Park in Columbia, South Carolina.
  7. The Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, begin in Georgia and run through North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Maryland, and end in Pennsylvania.
  8. "You're invited to the cast party," said Randy, "and you'll meet the star of the show, Stan Hanks."
  9. We had a choice of steak, fish, or vegetable plate at Marcie's bridal dinner.
  10. For her work as a surgeon during the Civil War, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker became the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
  11. Darla's grocery list included six items: eggs, milk, toothpaste, soap, cat food, and bleach
  12. To whom it may concern:
  13. Tabitha used to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation after school every day.
  14. Which time is better for you, 12:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.?
  15. Dad rang the doorbell several times; he had lost his key.
  16. Although Joseph is far from home, he still brings his laundry when he visits; perhaps he should invest in a new washer and dryer.
  17. Daren admires Winston Churchill's quote: "We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
  18. Mr. Joe owns Kelsey's Bakery; coincidentally, Kelsey owns Joe's Bar and Grill.
  19. He just made a hole-in-one; there was no one there to see it but him.
  20. The instructions said to consult Volume J: pages 30–36 and Volume P: pages 89–90 for further information.
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