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C omma: Introductory Dependent Clauses
 
Lesson 5-9
Prompt:Introductory dependent clauses are marked off by a comma. Such clauses are usually adverbial clauses: "When I arrived home from school, my dog greeted me at the gate."
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.Aftertheteamarrivedwetookourseatsinthebleachers.
2.Beforetheholidayisoverthecrowdwilldwindleaway.
3.Sincedependentclausesoftenbeginsentencesacommaseparatestheclausefromtheindependentclause.
4.Althoughshewasthewinnershedidnotaccepttheprize.
5.Asshesteppedfromtheplanethecrowdcheered.
6.AsifIdidn'thaveenoughproblemsmycarbrokedown.
7.SincetherewasnobusIwalked.
8.SothatIwouldnotmissworkIarrangedforaridethenextday.
9.UntilthecowscomehomeIamtakingiteasy.
10.Wheneverwegetourhopesupwefindaddeddisappointments.
11.Whereverwegoweseemtogetlost.
12.WheretheredferngrowsIwillbuildmyhouse.
13.Whilethesunshinesmakehay.
14.IfIpassedthetestIwillgraduate.
15.Whileweareheretogetherwemustplanournextreunion.
16.Astheworldturnswearegettingolder.
17.AssoonasIhearfromyouIwillwrite.
18.BecauseIhaveacellphoneIamneveroutoftouchwithmyfamily.
19.WheneverIturnonmycomputerIhavee-mail.
20.Untilthesungoesdowntheairremainswarm.