Test yourself—Commas That Clutter: Unnecessary Commas

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Test yourself—Commas That Clutter: Unnecessary Commas

  1. Tara decided she could save at least two hundred dollars a month[ ] by taking a lunch from home instead of eating in restaurants.

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  2. British Columbia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan[ ] are the three provinces my uncle has never visited.

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  3. Everyone[ ] holding tickets to the 7:00 p.m. showing of the Rolling Stones movie should move to the front of the line.

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  4. The long[ ] involved discussions of new statistical theories[ ] were dry and uninspiring to many of the seminar participants.

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  5. Inventing vegetarian recipes[ ] and eating burgers[ ] are two of his favourite activities.

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  6. Maybe Lucy could give Ricky a lift[ ] before she goes back to town.

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  7. George and Marie stared in horror at the scratch running down the side of their new[ ] red Mercedes convertible.

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  8. Our knees shaking and our stomachs in knots[ ] Yvette and I slowly opened the huge[ ] oak door.

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