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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?
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 2: Which is correct?
We have math science reading, and, social, studies.
We have math, science, reading and, social studies.
We have math, science, reading, and social studies.
We have math, science, reading and social studies.

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?
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 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?
In math you add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
In math you add subtract, multiply and, divide.
In math you add subtract multiply and divide.
In math you add, subtract, multiply and, divide.

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?
Please carry the plate cup knife and spoon carefully.
Please carry the plate cup, knife, and spoon, carefully.
Please carry the plate, cup, knife, and spoon carefully.
Please carry the plate, cup, knife, and spoon carefully.

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