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Grade 4 - English Language
2.10 Punctuation - Commas in Direct Speech and Introductory Clause

Commas with Direct Speech
Use a comma after the introductory clause.
Example:
She said, “I was in Italy last year.”

If the direct speech is at the beginning of the sentence, put the comma before the final quotation mark. (Don’t use a full stop here.)
Example:
“I was in Italy last year,” she said.

Don’t use a comma after direct speech if the direct speech ends with a question mark or exclamation mark.
Example:
“Were you in Italy last year?” he asked. (but: He asked, “Were you in Italy last year?”) “Great!” she replied. (but: She replied, “Great!”)

Commas with Introductory Clauses
Use a comma after introductory infinitive clauses.
Example:
To improve her English, she practiced on kwiznet online quizzes every day.

Use a comma after introductory prepositional clauses.
Example:
Before he went to New York, he had spent a year in Russia.

Use a comma after introductory participle clauses.
Example:
Having said this, he left the room.


Directions: Select if each sentence is punctuated correctly or incorrectly. Also, write two more examples for each of the comma usage rules given above.
Q 1: In a dark corner of the house they found a secret door.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 2: To improve her math, she practiced with Kwiznet Learning System's online quizzes everyday.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 3: Having said this, he left the classroom.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 4: Before she went to school, she went to her friends house.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 5: Having spent five years in America, his English was perfect.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 6: Working late every day, he had no time for his friends.
punctuated correctly
not punctuated correctly

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