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Miscellaneous

100

He plays football soccer and baseball.
He plays football, soccer, and baseball.

100

We ate popcorn nachos and candy at the movies.
We ate popcorn, nachos, and candy at the movies

100

Call me tomorrow I will give you my answer then.
What is Call me tomorrow; I will give you my answer then.

100

I recipe calls for the following items butter, sugar, and flour.
What is I recipe calls for the following items: butter, sugar, and flour.

100

My $10 million estate is to be split among my husband, daughter, son and nephew.
What is My $10 million estate is to be split among my husband, daughter, son, and nephew.

200

The christmas party was on December 18 2010.
The christmas party was on December 18, 2010.

200

Today's date is September 26 2011.
What is Today's date is September 26, 2011.

200

You will want to bring many camping items for example, sleeping bags, pans, and warm clothing will make the trip better.
What is You will want to bring many camping items; for example, sleeping bags, pans, and warm clothing will make the trip better.

200

Dear Ms. Brown
What is Dear Ms. Brown:

200

Time flies when we are having fun, we are always having fun.
What is Time flies when we are having fun; we are always having fun. or Time flies when we are having fun, and we are always having fun.

300

They can come to the party can't they?
What is They can come to the party, can't they?

300

She moved from Los Angelas California to New York New York.
What is She moved from Los Angelas, California to New York, New York.

300

This conference has people who have come from Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles, California, and Nashville, Tennessee.
What is This conference has people who have come from Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Nashville, Tennessee.

300

I want an assistant who can do the following (a) input data, (b) write reports, and (c) complete tax forms.
What is I want an assistant who can do the following: (a) input data, (b) write reports, and (c) complete tax forms.

300

I lived in San Francisco California for 20 years
What is I lived in San Francisco, California, for 20 years

400

We went to the concert but we left early.
What is We went to the concert, but we left early.

400

When it stops raining we will go outside.
What is When it stops raining, we will go outside.

400

When I finish here, I will be glad to help you and that is a promise I will keep.
What is When I finish here, I will be glad to help you; and that is a promise I will keep.

400

The author of Touched, Jane Straus, wrote in the first chapter Georgia went back to her bed and stared at the intricate patterns of burned moth wings in the translucent glass of the overhead light. Her father was in “hyper mode” again where nothing could calm him down.
What is The author of Touched, Jane Straus, wrote in the first chapter: Georgia went back to her bed and stared at the intricate patterns of burned moth wings in the translucent glass of the overhead light. Her father was in “hyper mode” again where nothing could calm him down.

400

I enjoy watching movies action movies are my favorites.
What is I enjoy watching movies; action movies are my favorites.

500

Yesterday was her sister's birthday so she took her out to dinner.
What is Yesterday was her sister's birthday, so she took her out to dinner.

500

Tom the captain of the team was injured in the game.
What is Tom, the captain of the team, was injured in the game.

500

They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark therefore, they decided to camp for the night.
What is They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark; therefore, they decided to camp for the night.

500

Garlic is used in Italian cooking. It is best to add liquid and garlic in a 4 1 ratio.
What is Garlic is used in Italian cooking. It is best to add liquid and garlic in a 4:1 ratio.

500

It rained heavily during the afternoon however we managed to have our picnic anyway.
What is It rained heavily during the afternoon; however, we managed to have our picnic anyway.