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C omma: Absolute Expressions
 
Lesson 5-10
Prompt:Introductory expressions that "absolutely" have nothing to do with the structure of the sentence are marked off by a comma. The absolute expression seems to modify or set the stage for the sentence: "The game being over, we went home."
Directions:A comma has been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert a comma by clicking the space between the words where you desire a comma to be.
1.Abouquetofrosesunderhisarmherangthedoorbell.
2.Hercameraatthereadysheenteredtheroom.
3.Thepaintingcompletedtheartistturnedinforthenight.
4.Hishopesofreconciliationshatteredtheyoungmandroveaway.
5.Thesunshiningbrightlyonthewaveswesetsail.
6.Alltogetheratlastweplannedforthenextreunion.
7.Theworldrevolvinginspacewemeasureourmortaldaysandyears.
8.MyabsolutephraseintroducingthesentenceIwroteapowerfulmainclause.
9.Thewriter'sdeftgeniusalltooevidentthereaderwasspellbound.
10.Herbeautifulfountainpenpoisedtowriteherthoughtscamestreamingtothepage.
11.Hisathleticcareercomingtoanendtheagingsluggersteppedtotheplate.
12.Thelargecrowdfallingsilentthepitcherdeliveredthefatefulpitch.
13.Thesharpsoundoftheballonthebatechoingthroughthestadiumthebattercircledthebasesastheballsailedoverthecenterfieldwall.
14.Thegamewontheagingsluggerwavedtothecrowd.
15.Theadulationofthecrowdshoweringitsherotheveterantippedhishatasheenteredthedugout.
16.Allthecheeringendedtheseasonedplayersatandenjoyedtheafterglowofthemoment.
17.Thecrowdscramblingoutoftheparklikeswarmingantstheteampackedforaseriesontheroad.
18.SchoolstartinginSeptembertheyoungfansregrettedthepassingofthebaseballseason.
19.Thewritingintheskycompletedthecrowdwatchedinamazement.
20.Hopecontinuingintheheartsoftheloyalfanstheyallwaitedfornextyear.