4 Basic Comma RulesóExercise
In the following exercise, correct the sentences with missing or faulty commas.† If a sentence is correctly punctuated, write C in the blank.
_______† ††††††† Having been introduced to the star once before Harry felt at ease in her presence.
_______† ††††††† The children played in the schoolyard, for the teachers were attending a faculty conference.
_______††††††††† The bride wanted to party for another hour but the groom was anxious to begin the honeymoon.
_______††††††††† People who want to buy a foreign car have a wide range of choices:† Datsuns Toyotas, and Volkswagens.
_______††††††††† Before the group moved down the road each member checked his equipment.
_______††††††††† I have to stop at the cleanerís and pick up the twins at school.
_______††††††††† The short blond-haired youngster was the primary trouble-maker in the group.
_______††††††††† I bought a dress, and a coat the other day.
_______††††††††† The cake must bake for an hour and the cookies have to bake for forty minutes.
_______††††††††† Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came an epic poem was written by Robert Browning.
_______††††††††† Fashionable dress because the criteria change so often should not be used to judge another personís worth.
 Examples taken from Fitzpatrick, C. and Marybeth Ruscica, The Complete Paragraph Workout Book.†
††††††††† D. C. Heath:†