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Writing in the Academic Disciplines: Comma Errors

Instructions: Find the comma error in the following sentences. The error could be a missing comma or a comma where there shouldn't be one. If there is no error, choose the "no error" option.

Question 1:


a) error after "Regan"
b) error after "Cohen"
c) error after "animals"
d) no error

Question 2:


a) error after "expressivism"
b) error after "Bartholomae"
c) errors after "Elbow" and "Bartholomae"
d) no error

Question 3:


a) no error
b) error after "essay"
c) error after "(DNA)"
d) error after "Acids"

Question 4:


a) errors after "structures” and “chains"
b) error after "structures"
c) error after "chains"
d) no error

Question 5:


a) error after "mechanics"
b) errors after "mechanics” and “1932"
c) error after "1932"
d) no error

Question 6:


a) error after "knowledge"
b) error after "language"
c) no error
d) error after "clear"

Question 7:


a) no error
b) error after "Although"
c) error after “items”
d) error after "comma"

Question 8:


a) error after "principle"
b) no error
c) error after "Heisenberg"
d) error after "Heisenberg” and “himself"

Question 9:


a) error after "Harmony"
b) error after "though"
c) error after “(8)"
d) no error

Question 10:


a) error after “Alexie”
b) no error
c) error after “representation”
d) error after "Novel"

Question 11:


a) error after "features"
b) error after "that"
c) error after "stereotypes"
d) no error

Question 12:


a) error after "Alexie"
b) error after “Taylor”
c) no error
d) error after "peoples"

Question 13:


a) error after "humour"
b) no error
c) error after "Alexie"
d) error after "against"

Question 14:


a) error after "connotations"
b) error after "effort"
c) error after "control"
d) no error

Question 15:


a) error after "importantly"
b) error after "control"
c) no error
d) error after "however"

Question 16:


a) error after “argument”
b) error after “work”
c) error after “it”
d) no error

Question 17:


a) error after “Bartholomae”
b) no error
c) error after “academy”
d) error after “and” and “such”

Question 18:


a) error after “gap”
b) error after “thoughtful”
c) error after “strategies”
d) no error

Question 19:


a) no error
b) error after “story”
c) error after “themes”
d) error after “life”

Question 20:


a) error after “poetry”
b) error after “Award”
c) error after “Musgrave”
d) no error