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Directions. AFTER you have read the RULES for other uses of commas AND completed Exercises 7 and 8, work with your partner to check each sentence. If you do not get the correct answer for a sentence, go back and REREAD the RULES to understand how to get the correct answer. Other Uses of Commas.

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Directions

Directions

  • AFTER you have read the RULES for other uses of commas AND completed Exercises 7 and 8, work with your partner to check each sentence. If you do not get the correct answer for a sentence, go back and REREAD the RULES to understand how to get the correct answer.


Other uses of commas

Other Uses of Commas


Exercise 7

Exercise 7

  • 1. Do you know, Todd, what Chico Mendes did for Brazil’s rain forest?


Exercise 71

Exercise 7

  • 2. He proposed that land be set aside by the government for the rubber tapper’s use, I believe.


Exercise 72

Exercise 7

  • 3. Originally, rubber tappers, inhabitants of the rain forest for generations, were being forced to leave their homes.


Exercise 73

Exercise 7

  • 4. In my opinion, Chico Mendes is a hero in the fight to preserve the rain forest.


Exercise 74

Exercise 7

  • 5. Maria, do you agree in my opinion?


Exercise 75

Exercise 7

  • 6. Rubber trees, the source of income for rubber tappers, were being cut down as land was cleared.


Exercise 76

Exercise 7

  • 7. Chico Mendes, of course, did not sit quietly while this clearing was happening.


Exercise 77

Exercise 7

  • 8. Over a period of years, he organized more than forty peaceful blockades, lines of hundreds of people, to stop the bulldozers from clearing the forest.


Exercise 78

Exercise 7

  • 9. He asked the government to protect areas of the forest so that people who lived there could continue to collect latex, the juice of the rubber tree.


Exercise 79

Exercise 7

  • 10. He must have saved thousands of acres of rain forest, I suppose.


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