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C omma: Joining by Coordinate Conjunctions
 
Lesson 5-12
Prompt:Place a comma before the following conjunctions when joining independent clauses: "and," "but," "or," "nor," "yet," "so," "still," "for."
Example:1) "Wanda is going to work, but I am staying home." 2) "We are going to the store, or we are going to a movie."
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.JackandJillwentupthehillbutJackcametumblingdown.
2.NeitherJacknorJillisamountainclimberbutJillenjoyshiking.
3.Jackispopularwiththecrowdforheisajollygoodfellow.
4.Jillisnotthecenterofattentionstillshereceivesmuchrespectforherall-roundskills.
5.Jackwillbeapoliticianorhewillbeausedcarsalesman.
6.Jillispreparingforacareerinmedicineyetsheenjoysactinginplays.
7.Jackwillnotworkingovernmentnorwillheworkinsales.
8.Jillfindsworkingforhereducationdifficultstillsheisholdingontoherdreams.
9.JillwillattendChapmanUniversityinthefallandshewilltransfertotheUniversityofCaliforniainthespring.
10.Jackmayreceiveanathleticscholarshipforheisagiftedbasketballplayer.
11.Jackwillplaybasketballyetheisabetterfootballplayer.
12.Jillwillplaysoccerorshewillplayfieldhockeyatcollege.
13.Jillisagreatbasketballplayersowhyissheplayingsoccer?
14.Jackwouldliketoplaybaseballbutbaseballisnothisbestsport.
15.Jillenjoysherclassesinbiologicalscienceandsheespeciallyenjoysherdramaclasses.
16.Thestagemaybeherfutureyetshecontinuestobeaserioussciencestudent.
17.Shewillnotgiveupherdreamsandshewillnotacceptlessfromherself.
18.WillJackwritenurseryrhymesorwillJackworkforthewatercompany?
19.Perhaps, Jackwillwritenurseryrhymesandhewillworkforthewatercompany.
20.DidJackandJillmeetinanurseryrhymeordidtheymeetincollege?