Comma Worksheet 2 We have learned that in most cases when a dependent clause and an independent clause meet, we have a comma. What you cannot have separated by a comma is two independent clauses. He was going to the car, he picked up his gym clothes. This is what is known as a comma splice, and it is not a valid sentence. To separate two independent clauses, you must have a comma and a coordinating conjunction. There are seven coordinating conjunctions: and, for, or, nor, so, yet, but Your objective: 1) Identify the independent clauses, dependent clauses and any appositive phrases in each sentence. 2) Place the necessary commas 3) Identify if there is a coordinating conjunction 4) Tell me if the sentence is valid. _____ This is the color I am using for independent clauses _____ This is the color I am using for dependent clauses Circle appositive phrases. Place a square around coordinating conjunctions. The teacher ran to her desk she forgot to give out her detention slips. He does not like math but he likes science. Because she was upset he did not go out on the weekend. He was hiding in the shade even though it was cold outside. He hit the ball as hard as he could and he ended up getting to third base. Even the judge who was often angry took pity on the defendant he is not sure why he felt this way. He opened the window yet the air remained stifled. As of yet no one knows how many comma worksheets Mr. V is going to give us over break. Recently Mr. Mower the physics teacher has become excited about his new lab. I always have a difficult time putting on ties I cannot wait until we can wear the spring uniform. Mr. McKenna the nicest teacher in the school always has a smile on his face and he always says hello to me in the morning.