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Lady Sewing 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
A Study in the Punctuation of Direct Address
Adapted from
Voyages in English - Fifth Year
by Rev. Paul E. Campbell 
and Sister Mary Donatus MacNickle
1. Replace the missing punctuation.
2. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
3. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements ("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").
4. Write "DirA" over every case of direct address.

     A comma (or sometimes an exclamation mark) is used to separate the name of the person addressed from the rest of the sentence.

1. All right Dorothy I will answer the bell.

2. Francis name some of the articles made from iron.

3. This cotton Alice came from Texas.

4. Josephine who invented the phonograph?

5. Regina what is the capital of the United States?

6. I wish you a happy birthday Mother.

7. Many oysters are caught in Chesapeake Bay Geraldine.

8. Martin please go to the store for me.

9. Catherine what are the four points of the compass?

10. I beg your pardon Mr. Joyce.