Syntax is extremely important in the English language. Minor changes in word order can alter the entire meaning of a sentence. As a general rule, English is a SVO language. The subject, the verb, and the object(s) of a sentence typically appear in that order: Madeline [subject] purchased [verb] the new J.K. Rowling novel [object].…

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This quiz covers some of the most common uses of commas in the English language. Add commas where you think they are needed to the dozen sentences below. Not all of the sentences require commas, so be careful with your comma usage. Check the end of the quiz for answers and explanations. While she was…

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