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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

Paddling vigorously Jean watched carefully to avoid the rapids.
A)Paddling vigorously Jean watched carefully to avoid the rapids.
B)Paddling, vigorously, Jean watched carefully to avoid the rapids.
C)Paddling vigorously Jean watched, carefully to avoid, the rapids.
D)Paddling vigorously, Jean watched carefully to avoid the rapids.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

The Minas Basin where I visited last summer is claimed to have the highest tides in the world.
A)The Minas Basin where I visited last summer, is claimed to have the highest tides in the world.
B)The Minas Basin where I visited last summer is claimed, to have the highest tides in the world.
C)The Minas Basin, where I visited last summer, is claimed to have the highest tides in the world.
D)The Minas Basin where I visited last summer is claimed to have the highest, tides in the world.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

By the time her visit is over, she hopes to have sailed on the Atlantic Ocean surfed in the Pacific Ocean and even taken a tour to the Arctic Ocean.
A)By the time her visit is over, she hopes, to have sailed on the Atlantic Ocean surfed in the Pacific Ocean and, even taken a tour to the Arctic Ocean.
B)By the time her visit is over, she hopes to have sailed, on the Atlantic Ocean, surfed, in the Pacific Ocean, and even taken a tour, to the Arctic Ocean.
C)By the time her visit is over, she hopes to have, sailed on the Atlantic Ocean surfed in the Pacific Ocean and even taken a tour to the Arctic Ocean.
D)By the time her visit is over, she hopes to have sailed on the Atlantic Ocean, surfed in the Pacific Ocean, and even taken a tour to the Arctic Ocean.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

They hope to buy a house eventually, but realize that for now renting an apartment must do.
A)They hope to buy a house eventually, but realize that for now renting an apartment must do.
B)They hope to buy a house, eventually, but realize that for now renting an apartment must do.
C)They hope to buy a house, eventually but realize that for now renting an apartment must do.
D)They hope to buy a house eventually but realize that for now renting an apartment must do.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

Try to get some sleep, and remember the words of Thomas Chandler Haliburton “To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.”
A)Try to get some sleep, and remember the wisdom of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, who said, “To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.”
B)Try to get some sleep, and remember the wisdom of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, who said To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.
C)Try to get some sleep, and remember the wisdom of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, who said “to carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.”
D)Try to get some sleep, and remember the wisdom of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, who said, To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

A deep booming rumble that sounded like a train locomotive was the thunder of a coming storm.
A)A deep booming rumble, that sounded like a train locomotive was the thunder of a coming storm.
B)A deep booming rumble that sounded like a train locomotive was the thunder of a coming storm.
C)A deep booming rumble, that sounded like a train locomotive, was the thunder of a coming storm.
D)A deep, booming, rumble, that sounded like a train locomotive, was the thunder of a coming storm.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

Alberta is favoured by young families for, its beautiful scenery, booming economy, and, varied opportunities for jobs.
A)Alberta is favoured by young families for its, beautiful scenery, booming economy, and, varied opportunities for jobs.
B)Alberta is favoured by young families for its beautiful scenery booming economy, and, varied opportunities for jobs.
C)Alberta is favoured by young families for its beautiful scenery booming economy and varied opportunities for jobs.
D)Alberta is favoured by young families for its beautiful scenery, booming economy, and varied opportunities for jobs.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

A lot of research can be done on the Internet, but it is still sometimes necessary to search through stacks of musty, old, books for some information.
A)A lot of research can be done on the Internet, but it is still sometimes necessary to search through stacks of musty old, books for some information.
B)A lot of research can be done on the Internet, but it is still sometimes necessary to search through stacks of musty old books for some information.
C)A lot of research can be done on the Internet, but it is still sometimes necessary to search through stacks of musty, old books for some information.
D)A lot of research can be done on the Internet, but it is still sometimes necessary to search through stacks of musty, old, books for some information.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

With their fertile and accessible land, many river valleys are attractive for settlement, although some, such as, Manitoba’s Red River Valley, are prone to serious recurring flooding.
A)With their fertile and accessible land, many river valleys are attractive for settlement, although some such as, Manitoba’s Red River Valley, are prone to serious recurring flooding.
B)With their fertile and accessible land, many river valleys are attractive for settlement although some, such, as Manitoba’s Red River Valley are prone to serious recurring flooding.
C)With their fertile and accessible land, many river valleys are attractive for settlement, although some such as Manitoba’s Red River Valley are prone to serious recurring flooding.
D)With their fertile and accessible land, many river valleys are attractive for settlement, although some such, as Manitoba’s Red River Valley, are prone to serious recurring flooding.
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Check the model sentence for comma errors. Decide on a correction by choosing the best answer from the given choices:

Maggie and Dora (for they immigrated as War Brides), love to meet weekly for afternoon tea.
A)Maggie and Dora (for they immigrated as War Brides) love to meet weekly for afternoon tea.
B)Maggie and Dora (for they immigrated as War Brides) love to meet, weekly for afternoon tea.
C)Maggie and Dora, (for they immigrated as War Brides) love to meet weekly for afternoon tea.
D)Maggie and Dora, (for they immigrated as War Brides), love to meet weekly for afternoon tea.







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