|Commas with Direct Speech|
Use a comma after the introductory clause.
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.)
Don’t use a comma after direct speech if the direct speech ends with a question mark or exclamation mark.
Commas with Introductory Clauses
Use a comma after introductory prepositional clauses.
Use a comma after introductory participle clauses.
Directions: Select if each sentence is punctuated correctly or incorrectly. Also, write two more examples for each of the comma usage rules given above.