1. A. NO CHANGE B. had to be C. could be D. tried to be 2. A. NO CHANGE B. bacteria, a C. bacteria. A D. bacteria; a 3. A. NO CHANGE B. friends, said C. friends. Said D. Friends who said.
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B. had to be
C. could be
D. tried to be
2. A. NO CHANGE
B. bacteria, a
C. bacteria. A
D. bacteria; a
3. A. NO CHANGE
B. friends, said
C. friends. Said
D. Friends who said
* You need a comma after EACH item! (and right before “and”)
So many reality TV shows are boring offensive and silly.
So many reality TV shows are boring, offensive, and silly.
For lunch, Hungry Herman had potato salad franks and beans strudel with apples and pears sauerbraten and chocolate cake.
For lunch, Hungry Herman had potato salad, franks and beans, strudel with apples and pears, sauerbraten, and chocolate cake.
I love to eat coleslaw mashed potatoes and gravy steak and corn on the cob.
I love to eat coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, steak, and corn on the cob.
Use commas after an introductory clause or phrase.
Clause: Part of a sentence
Excited about the move I packed very quickly.
Excited about the move, I packed very quickly.
Near a small town at the base of a hill the old house had stood alone for centuries.
Near a small town at the base of a hill, the old house had stood alone for centuries.
Even though it was cold we had a great time swimming in the lake.
Even though it was cold, we had a great time swimming in the lake.
Because many people enjoy ice cream ice cream shops are profitable businesses.
Because many people enjoy ice cream, ice cream shops are profitable businesses.
When a sentence begins with when, where, or how something happens, you need a comma after it.Ex: Slowly I got out of bed.Ex: This morning I was extremely tired.
Use commas to set off non-essential words and phrases—information not crucial to the primary intent of the sentence.
* If there’s something in the middle or at the end of a sentence that you can take out and the sentence would still make sense, then you need commas.
Evolution as far as we know doesn’t work this way.
Evolution, as far as we know, doesn’t work this way.
The bass weighed about twelve pounds give or take a few ounces.
The bass weighed about twelve pounds, give or take a few ounces.
The bass which was slimy and scaly weighed about twelve pounds.
The bass, which was slimy and scaly, weighed about twelve pounds.
Lord of the Rings on the other hand is a work of fantasy.
Lord of the Rings, on the other hand, is a work of fantasy.
Sven a student at the Greek school refuses to study dead languages such as Latin.
Sven, a student at the Greek school, refuses to study dead languages, such as Latin.
Jay’s outfit a red dress with pink feathers made everyone stop and stare.
Jay’s outfit, a red dress with pink feathers, made everyone stop and stare.
Students must study grammar as a matter of fact.
Students must study grammar, as a matter of fact.
Open up the purple books to page 192 happens, you need a comma after it.
Ballad- a narrative poem originally meant to be sung
Elements of an English Ballad happens, you need a comma after it.
Twinkle, twinkle little star a
How I wonder what you are a
Up above the world so high b
Like a diamond in the sky b
“Mother dear, may I go downtown a
Instead of out to play, b
And march the streets of Birmingham c
In a Freedom March today? b
Read the poem “Barbara Allan” and try to fill out the chart using that poem. THIS IS PRACTICE for your test! The answers are on the slide right after… try it on your own before you look!!
He turned his face unto the wall,
And death with him was dealin’:
“Adieu*, adieu, my dear friends all,
And be kind to Barbara Allan.”
And slowly, slowly, raise she up,
And slowly, slowly left him;
And sighing said she could not stay,
Since death of life had reft him.
She had not gone a mile but two,
When she heard the dead-bell callin’
And every stroke the dead bell gave,
It cried , “Woe to Barbara Allan!”
“O mother, mother, make my bed,
O make it soft and narrow:
Since my love died for me today,
I’ll die for him tomorrow.”
It was in and about the Martinmas time,
When the green leaves were a-fallin’;
That Sir John Graeme in the West Country
Fell in love with Barbara Allan.
He sent his man down through the town
To the place where she was dwellin’:
“O haste and come to my master dear,
If you are Barbara Allan.”
O slowly, slowly raise she up,
To the place where he was lyin’,
And when she drew the curtain by:“Young man, I think you’re dying.’”
“O it’s I’m sick, and very, very sick,
And tis all for Barbara Allan.”
“O the better for me you shall never be*,
Though your heart’s blood were a-spillin’.
“O don’t you remember, young man,” said she,
“When ye the cups were fillin’,
That you made the toasts go round and round,
And slighted* Barbara Allan?”
*you’ll never be good enough for me * to slight someone means to insult or ignore them *Adieu = good-bye
Who do you think is the Bard of the 21st century?
Who do you personally believe tells the best stories??