NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
The Comma, Continued
Check your sentences with these:
Captain Barks went home, and Major O'Day stayed at the bowling alley.
There was an elevator for the use of visitors, but John decided to walk up
The door must be kept closed, or the kitten will run away.
He sings, whistles, and dances in the show. (Series of verbs.)
The convoy consisted of HMMWVs, 2 1/2 ton trucks, and HEMTTs.
(Series of nouns)
Apples, oranges, and bananas were in trays on the table. (Series of nouns)
The private processed the letters, memos, and reports. (Series of nouns)
His room is bright, clean, and quiet. (Series of coordinate adjectives)
He aimed, fired, and saw the enemy sniper fall. (Short independent
This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
(Series of prepositional phrases.)
He knew that he would be late, that he would miss chow, and that he
would be punished. (Series of subordinate clauses.)
A rough, wild sea made the landing difficult.
His dark brown hair was neatly cut. (Dark modifies brown)
The very tired private returned from the mission. (Very modifies tired)
The sergeant was a keen, watchful man.
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