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What Does the Punctuation Suggest? Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Elements

What Does the Punctuation Suggest? Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Elements

Punctuation can really make a difference! When writing, it’s important to use commas correctly to indicate whether information is restrictive or nonrestrictive. This indication conveys meaning to the reader. Designed as part of a middle-grades grammar curriculum, this worksheet features an introduction to how commas are used to indicate whether information in a sentence is restrictive or nonrestrictive. Learners will practice identifying what is suggested by the commas in a sentence by examining the restrictive and nonrestrictive elements in 10 different scenarios.

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