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Commas in Addresses and Dates
Adapted from Voyages in English - Fifth Year
Analysis Key

     Technically, we could explain the later parts of an address as reduced subordinate clauses -- "San Francisco, *which is in* California." Similarly, with dates, we could explain the year as an ellipsed prepositional phrase -- "July 16, *in (or) of* 1934.) Such technicality, however, is probably not worth the trouble in discussing every sentence.

1. Theodore Roosevelt was born (P) {on October 27, 1858}. |

2. Galveston, Texas, is a large cotton market (PN). |

3. Our ship docked {at Montreal, Canada}, {on November 16, 1964}. |

4. July 4, 1776, is an important date (PN). |

5. {On November 11, 1918,} the First World War came {to an end}. |

6. The Pilgrims reached Cape Cod, Massachusetts, (DO) {on November

11, 1620}. |

7. Atlantic City, New Jersey, is a noted pleasure resort (PN). |

8. I have never been {in Denver, Colorado}. |

9. *You* Name a product (DO) manufactured [#1] {in Grand Rapids, Michigan}. |

10. Samuel F. B. Morse sent the first telegraphic message (DO) {on May 27, 1844}. |

1. "Manufactured" is a verbal (gerundive) that modifies "product."