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Chapter 7: Retailing Commas in Words, Phrases, and Clauses

Chapter 7: Retailing Commas in Words, Phrases, and Clauses

Activity A. Building English Power: Comma use in Series, Consecutive Adjectives, Nonrestrictive/Restrictive, Apposition, and Dates

  1. You, a valued customer, are eligible for our money-saving bonus plan.

  2. On May 1, 20xx, our popular, well-known rug sale will take place.

  3. Price Cutter, a national chain, will open a store in Huntington, New York, a thriving suburban community.

  4. Designer clothing, which appeals to today's shopper, can be purchased at discount stores.

  5. Appliances carry a manufacturer's warranty that offers consumers protection against product defects. (Correct)

  6. Shoppers who look for affordable quality are joining warehouse price clubs. (Correct)

  7. Our electronics store, which is located in the mall, is offering a 10 percent discount on VCRs, camcorders, and CD players.

  8. As a valued, respected charge customer, you are invited to our annual two-day sale, which will be held this weekend.

  9. If you are interested in discount stores, Chet Edwards' latest guide, The Popular Discount Malls, is now available at your bookstore.

  10. The seminar speaker discussed today's competitive market, consumer preferences, and new marketing trends.

  11. The new, upscale mall that attracted huge crowds on the weekend will extend the shopping hours.

  12. The popular home-furnishing store offers free shipping, a convenient layaway plan, and low credit rates.

  13. The firm has scheduled Friday, July 31, for its annual physical inventory.

  14. Our spring catalog, which was recently mailed to you, illustrates the latest women's fashions.

  15. The best seller Repackaging Your Sales Approach sells for $19.95 plus shipping. (Correct)

Activity B. Building Word Power

  1. warehouse clubs

  2. boutiques

  3. electronic malls

  4. Megamalls

  5. upsurge

  6. redeemed

  7. Innovative

  8. backlogged

  9. privileged

  10. outlet malls

  11. upscale

  12. physical inventory

  13. warranty

  14. franchises


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