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Use ______ to separate items when listing 3 or more things

Commas

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Use ______ to separate two or more adjectives that precede a noun

Commas

2

Use commas in conventional situations to/ after

To separate items in dates&addresses
After a salutation of a friendly letter and after the closing of any letter

3

Use ______ before conjunctions that join independent clauses to make compound sentences

Commas

4

Use ______ to set off an abbreviation such as Jr., Sr., or M.D.

Commas

5

Use ______ to set off nonessential clauses &/or phrases--those not necessary to understand the main idea in the sentence

Commas

6

Use ______ after certain introductory elements

Commas

7

Use ______ after an introductory word like next, yes, or no and introductory interjections like why, well, oops

Commas

8

Use ______ after an introductory participial phrase

Comma

9

Use a ______ after an introductory prepositional phrase & adverb clause

Comma

10

Use _______ to set off elements and interrupt a sentence. There are also three ways called

Commas
Appositive
Parenthetical expressions
Words in direct address

11

__________ join independent clauses of they are not joined by a comma and a conjunction. They also like independent clauses that are joined by conjunctive adverbs and other transitional expressions

Semicolons

12

Use ___________ between items in a series of the items contain commas

Semicolons

13

Use a _________ to mean "note what follows

Colon

14

Use a _____ to introduce a list, especially after the expressions the filling as follows

Colon

15

Don not use a colon before a ______________

List that follows anger or a preposition

16

Use a _______ to introduce a long, formal statement or a long quote

Colon

17

to form the possessive case of a singular noun or an indefinite pronoun add an ______ and an ____

Apostrophe
S

18

To form the possessive case of a plural noun that ends in "s" add only the ______. To from the possessive case of a plural noun that doesn't end in "s" add an ______ and an ______

Apostrophe
Apostrophe
"S"

19

Compound words or word groups showing joint possession on only the last words is ________

Possessive in form

20

When two or more people possess something individually each of the names is in ________

Possessive form

21

_______do not require and apostrophe

Possessive personal pronouns

23

_____ show where letters, words, or numerals have been omitted in contractions

Apostrophes

24

Use _____ to divide a word at the end of a line. Divide the words only between syllables; to not divide a one syllable word.

hyphens

25

use ___ with compound numbers from 21 to 99 an with fractions used as adjectives

hyphens

26

numbers from one to nine are usually ___; 10 and up are written as ____-

words; numbers

27

use ____ to express numbers in the following forms: money, decimals, percentages, chapters, pages, addresses, telephone numbers, ZIP codes, time, dates, identification numbers, and statistics

numerals

28

always use ____ to express numbers that begin a sentence

words

29

use ______ for numbers that precede a compound modifier that includes another number

words