Lesson 346 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use commas to separate parts of geographical places. Example: Have you visited St. Louis, Missouri?
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.
1. A neat place we visited was Custer Wyoming.
2. In Cody Wyoming there is an interesting museum.
3. I enjoyed the zoo in San Diego California.
4. We saw many bears in Waterton Alberta Canada.
5. The Black Hills are in South Dakota.
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Answers:
1. Custer, Wyoming
2. Cody, Wyoming
3. San Diego, California
4. Waterton, Alberta, Canada
5. no commas needed

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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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Bokeh: Modals for Speculation

This is a great, intriguing movie that takes place in Iceland, a really beautiful country.  The story makes you reflect upon the meaning of life and relationships. A must see.


 BOKEH:

A trick in photography where one part of the photo is in focus and the rest isn’t, so attention is drawn to the subject. That out-of-focus area is called bokeh.

CONTEXT:

On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on earth has disappeared. 

Watch the movie segment speculate about what happened. Then write sentences, using the following pattern:

STRONG POSSIBILITY: MUST HAVE   +  ______________.
POSSIBILITY: COULD/MIGHT  HAVE  +  ______________.
IMPOSSIBILITY: CAN’T/COULDN’T  HAVE  +  _____________.


– Everyone was killed because of a nuclear war .
Ex: There couldn’t have been a nuclear war. There might have been a nuclear war.

– The population was abducted bt UFOs.

– The characters were drugged and imagined it all.

– The island population fled to another side of the country.

– People are attending a local festival far from the city.

– Everyone is hiding.

– Your own idea.

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD – BOKEH
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Lesson 343 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use commas to set off the year in a date if three parts of date are given (month, day, year). Do not use commas if only two parts are given. Examples: I left May 23, 1958, at night. I know that July 1776 is an important date.
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed in these sentences.
1. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson died on July 4 1826?
2. On December 25 1961 I was in Brazil.
3. Their wedding day was June 24 1954 in Salt Lake City.
4. Where were you in November 1989?
5. On Friday August 14 1997 the accident happened.
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Answers:
1. July 4, 1826?
2. December 25, 1961, I
3. June 24, 1954, in
4. no commas needed (only two parts)
5. Friday, August 14, 1997, the

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Lesson 342 – Mechanics – Punctuation – Commas

Use a comma after the parts of an address. (The house number and street name form one part, and state and ZIP code number form one part.) Example: My new address is 1234 North Main, Salt Lake City, Utah 84007.
Place no comma after the last part if it ends the sentence.
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed in these sentences.
1. John wrote to me from 462 Beacon Lane Cleveland Ohio 76504.
2. My sister lives at 635 Cherry Street Lexington Kentucky.
3. Ray Alber 876 Elm Drive Detroit Michigan 48300 is the person to contact.
4. Write them at 15 Oak Avenue Limorick Illinois 60614 today.
5. Jim’s summer address will be Box 254 Grantsville Iowa 50689.
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Answers:

1. 462 Beacon Lane, Cleveland, Ohio 76504.
2. 635 Cherry Street, Lexington, Kentucky.
3. Ray Alber, 876 Elm Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48300, is
4. 15 Oak Avenue, Limorick, Illinois 60614, today.
5. Box 254, Grantsville, Iowa 50689.

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