Note: these exercises may not
make sense if you haven't already visited the Review
The idea here is to "justify"
the use of the comma(s) in the sentences below. On a piece of paper write
the code (IE, CE, 2IC, CA, NRE) that
corresponds to the commas used in the following sentences. For extra
fun, some of the commas are incorrect - that is, they can't be justified.
As he laughed out loud at
the Peanuts cartoon, they realized he was in idiot.
Redbook, the women's
fashion magazine, recently merged with Sports Illustrated and will
now feature stories about snappily-dressed men and women facing off in rugby
Before reaching the bank,1
the robbers were forced to turn back because Jacko,2 that conceited
clown,3 started juggling right in front of them.
My professor's mortal enemies,
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, cut in front of us at the movies last night.
Before I eat that fried,1
pretentious-looking frog,2 I believe I'll have another glass of
Shaved cats rarely like to
cuddle, and they hate to be made fun of.
Public parking is a safety
issue, because I get really mad when I can't find my car.
Listening to the old woman,
Quentin heard her mention the dog he lost in a poker game.
Darla, who is usually so
sensitive that she won't tell anyone how she feels, refused to go to the
monster truck rally.
Wearing a blindfold while
driving a car may sound like a stupid idea, but not to those who have tried
I believe, therefore, that
alcoholics are comical and fun to have on college campuses.
I love wearing bowling shoes
to work, especially when my boss is there.
I looked to my left, however,
something didn't look right.