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C omma: Participial Phrases
 
Lesson 5-7
Prompt:Introductory participial phrases are usually marked off by commas: "Riding for fifty miles, the racers became exhausted." or "Exhausted by the long ride, the racers stopped for a rest."
Directions:One or more commas have been omitted from each of the following sentences. Insert commas by clicking the space between the words where you desire a comma to be.
1.Hidingtheirbooksthechildrenrantothepark.
2.Encouragedbythegoodnewstheteamvowedtowin.
3.Caughtbetweentwoworldstheimmigrantslanded.
4.Fearingthedarkthechildrenquickenedtheirpace.
5.Raisingthemainsailtheslooptackedup-wind.
6.Sewnbyhermotherhernewdresswasbeautiful.
7.Fillingthemainsailthewindgusted.
8.Overcomebytheemotionofthemomentshewasspeechless.
9.Followingthecommathemainsentencebegins.
10.Bowingtheirheadsthecongregationprayed.
11.Settingoffintroductoryphrasesthewriterboldlywrites.
12.Interruptedbythereferee'swhistletheplaystopped.
13.Tiredfromherlaborstheoldwomanslowlywalkedhome.
14.Swollenbytherainstormstheriversranfull.
15.Straighteninghistiethespeakerbeganhisspeech.
16.Speakingforanhourthespeakersuddenlystopped.
17.Alarmedbythesirenthedriverpulledtothesideoftheroad.
18.Huddlingonthefieldtheteamcalledapassplay.
19.Holdingherbatonoverherheadthebandleaderwaitedforsilence.
20.Skilledintheartofconversationsheentertainedthesmallgroup.