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Comma quiz for non-essential elements


This quiz focuses on commas used with non-essential parenthetical elements. Be sure to read the article Test Your Comma Skills first. Then, choose the sentence with correct comma placement. Only one sentence in each item is correct.

Good luck!

1. Here comes the rain again.


2. Raindrops keep falling on my head.


3. That’s not a fiddler on the roof.


4. Strange fascination.


5. Looks like riders on the storm.


6. When it’s raining cats and dogs.


7. Was I losing my religion?


8. With a little help from my friends.


9. Relax, don’t do it.


10. Take me to the river.


11. Sit tight, take hold, thunder road!


12. Lights, camera, action.


13. Was it burning down the house?


14. Struck by lightning.


15. Je sais pas.


16. It’s a tree by the river.


17. Lightning strikes tall, tall trees.


18. Jack the Ripper must have visited.


19. Looks like the devil put dinosaurs here.


20. Be careful with that ax, Eugene.