Lesson 386 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Colons

Use a colon after the salutation of a business letter. Example: Dear Sir:
Instructions: Place colons where needed.
1. Dear Mr. Witt
2. Dear Madam
3. My dear Mrs. Garrity
4. Gentlemen
5. To whom it may concern
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Answers:
1. Dear Mr. Witt:
2. Dear Madam:
3. My dear Mrs. Garrity:
4. Gentlemen:
5. To whom it may concern:

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Lesson 370 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use a comma or commas to separate the exact words of the speaker from the rest of the sentence unless the sense of the sentence requires some other punctuation. (In quoted words, the comma always goes inside the quotation marks.) Examples: “I can help you now,” said the clerk. The clerk said, “I can help you now.” You do not use a comma when you start a new sentence after the explanatory words. Example: “I did it,” he said. “Leave me alone.”
Instructions: Place commas or other punctuation where they are needed.
1. “I will comply with the rules ” he said “Then I will work to change them.”
2. “Will the rain continue ” the woman asked “I need to work outdoors.”
3. “I am glad I missed the game ” Jim said “They played so poorly.”
4. “Are you going next week ” she asked “I will not be here then.”
5. “When you finish your projects ” the teacher remarked “put them in the basket for grading.”
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Answers:
1. “I will comply with the rules,” he said. “Then I will work to change them.”
2. “Will the rain continue?” the woman asked. “I need to work outdoors.”
3. “I am glad I missed the game,” Jim said. “They played so poorly.”
4. “Are you going next week?” she asked. “I will not be here then.”
5. “When you finish your projects,” the teacher remarked, “put them in the basket for grading.”

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Lesson 359 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use a comma after long introductory prepositional phrases or two or more consecutive prepositional phrases. Examples: At the entrance to the cave, the guide gave us instructions. During those hot, boring summer days, time passed very slowly.
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.
1. After the wreck into the pine tree the car was towed away.
2. Into the woods during the shower ran the black horse.
3. After the long and exhausting trip we finally arrived at our destination.
4. In the hall closet on the top shelf you will find the material I need.
5. Through the vast expanse of space the astronauts traveled continuously.
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Answers:
1. After the wreck into the pine tree, the car was towed away.
2. Into the woods during the shower, ran the black horse.
3. After the long and exhausting trip, we finally arrived at our destination.
4. In the hall closet on the top shelf, you will find the material I need.
5. Through the vast expanse of space, the astronauts traveled continuously.

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Lesson 349 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use commas to separate a series of three or more phrases. Example: He ran down the hall, out the door, and into the yard. (The comma before the conjunction and is optional, but I prefer using it.)
Use no commas in a series when all items are joined by or, and, or nor.
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.
1. The rain splashed against the house onto the sidewalk and into the street.
2. Through the trees around the cabin and down the valley roared the wind.
3. College is to gain knowledge to make new friends and to prepare for a career.
4. The cat climbed up the tree and out on a limb and finally onto the roof.
5. Munching on an apple listening to a recording and sitting on the couch Martha looked very happy.
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Answers:
1. against the house, onto the sidewalk, and into the street.
2. Through the trees, around the cabin, and down the valley,
3. to gain knowledge, to make new friends, and to prepare for a career.
4. no commas needed
5. Munching on an apple, listening to a recording, and sitting on the couch,

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Quiz for Lessons 341 – 345 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.
1. Most graciously
2. Dear Madam
3. Do you live at 431 North 500 West West Valley Utah 84098?
4. My birthday party is March 1 1976 at the golf course.
5. Monday February 2 is the day the groundhog looks for its shadow.
6. I lived at 368 Maple Avenue for a week.
7. May 1 was our wedding day.
8. Max Blaser Sr. is their neighbor in Tampa Florida.
9. Did you see Tom Jones Jr. at 430 East Plum Erda Colorado 35096 while on vacation?
10. During August all the leaves turn colors in Springfield Minnesota.
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Answers:
1. Most graciously,
2. Dear Madam: (a business letter)
3. 431 North 500 West, West Valley, Utah 84098?
4. March 1, 1976, at
5. Monday, February 2,
6. (no comma needed – only one part)
7. (no comma needed – only one part)
8. Max Blaser, Sr., / Tampa, Florida.
9. Tom Jones, Jr., / 430 East Plum, Erda, Colorado 35096, while

10. Springfield, Minnesota

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Lesson 345 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use a comma after the complimentary close of a friendly or business letter. Example: Sincerely yours,
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed in these complimentary closings.
1. Very truly yours
2. Affectionately yours
3. Yours lovingly
4. Your best customer
5. Cordially
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Answers:
1. Very truly yours,
2. Affectionately yours,
3. Yours lovingly,
4. Your best customer,
5. Cordially,

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Lesson 344 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use a comma after the salutation of a friendly letter. Example: Dear Fred,
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed in these salutations.
1. Dear Aunt Vi
2. Dear Sir
3. Dear Mother
4. Gentlemen
5. My choicest friend
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Answers:
1. Dear Aunt Vi,
2. Dear Sir: (a business letter)
3. Dear Mother,
4. Gentlemen: (a business letter)
5. My choicest friend,

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