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Self-Test and Answers

Test your understanding of the rules by deciding where you think commas are needed in the following sentences.

Click on the sentence to see the correct revision.

  1. Mary's mother who is active in community affairs is chair of the school committee.

  2. All the first-year students who are on academic probation are required to see the Dean.

  3. A child who screams for attention is best ignored.

  4. Of all the books that I have read this year, I like Woolf's novel To the Lighthouse (1927) the best.

  5. My grandparents who have poor eyesight and cannot enjoy TV listen to the radio every night.

  6. Few jobs which an untrained person can get pay well.

  7. Sacco and Vanzetti who may have been innocent were executed in 1927 seven years after their conviction.


Answers

1. Mary's mother, who is active in community affairs, is chair of the school committee.

2. All the first-year students who are on academic probation are required to see the Dean.

3. A child who screams for attention is best ignored.

4. Of all the books that I have read this year, I like Woolf's novel To the Lighthouse (1927) the best.

5. My grandparents, who have poor eyesight and cannot enjoy TV, listen to the radio every night.

6. Few jobs which an untrained person can get pay well.

7. Sacco and Vanzetti, who may have been innocent, were executed in 1927, seven years after their conviction.