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Grade 5 - English Language
2.8 Punctuation - Commas in Series

Rules for comma usage:

  • Use a comma to separate items in an enumeration.
    Examples:
    Mrs. B had a dog, cat, fish, and a pig. (the comma after fish is optional)
    We use chalk, pencils, pens, and paper in school. (the comma after pens is optional)

  • Donít use a comma before and if two items are a unit; for example, ham and eggs as a dish, is a unit and should not be separated by a comma.
    Examples:
    Mrs. B had soup, ham and eggs, juice, and an apple pie for lunch.
    You have a choice of three breakfasts, namely, ham and eggs, peanut butter and jelly, and pancakes and syrup. (Here the comma after 'jelly' is necessary.)
    Don't run, skip, jump up and down, or crawl in the hall.

  • Don't use a comma if all items in an enumeration are separated by and, or, nor etc.
    Example: Mrs. B had a pig and a dog and a cow and a horse.

Directions: Answer the following questions. Also, write at least two examples for each of the punctuation rules given above.
Q 1: Which is correct?
Do not run skip, jump, or crawl in the hall.
Do not, run, skip, jump, or, crawl in the hall.
Do not run, skip, jump, or crawl in the hall.
Do not run skip jump, or crawl, in the hall.

Q 2: Which is correct?
My aunt brought a pie, hotdogs, buns, and drink.
My aunt brought a pie, hotdogs buns, and, drink.
My aunt brought a, pie hotdogs, buns and drink.
My aunt brought, a pie hotdogs, buns and, drink.

Q 3: Which is correct?
A computer has a monitor, CPU mouse, and key, board.
A computer has a monitor, CPU, mouse, and key board.
A computer has a monitor CPU, mouse, and, key board.
A computer has a monitor, CPU mouse and, key board.

Q 4: Which is correct?
PE, music and computer, classes are the most fun.
PE, music, and, computer, classes are the most fun.
PE music, and, computer classes are the most fun.
PE, music, and computer classes are the most fun.

Q 5: Which is correct?
Please read, write and, study hard.
Please read, write, and study hard.
Please read write, and study, hard.
Please read write, and, study hard.

Q 6: Which is correct?
The puppets were made of clay, rock and wood.
The puppets were made of clay, rock, and, wood.
The puppets were made of clay, rock, and wood.
The puppets were made of clay rock, and, wood.

Q 7: Which is correct?
You wear shoes socks, coats and hats.
You wear shoes socks coats, and, hats.
You wear shoes, socks, coats, and hats.
You wear shoes, socks coats and hats.

Q 8: Which is correct?
We learn Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social, Studies in school.
We learn Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in school.
We learn Reading and, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in school.
We learn Reading, and Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in school.

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