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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 you play soccer football baseball, or basketball?
Do you play soccer football baseball, or, basketball?
Do you play soccer, football baseball, or basketball?
Do you play soccer, football, baseball, or basketball?

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 b c, d, and, e are the first five letters of the alphabet.
A b, c d, and, e are the first five letters of the alphabet.
A, b, c, d, and e are the first five letters of the alphabet.
A, b c, d and e, are the first five letters of the alphabet.

Q 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Which is correct?
Monday Tuesday, Wednesday and, Thursday are days of the week.
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and, Thursday are days of the week.
Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are days of the week.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday, and, Thursday, are days of the week.

Q 8: Which is correct?
I would like a, car a, boat and, a, motorcycle.
I would like a car, a boat, and a motorcycle.
I would like a car, a boat and a, motorcycle.
I would like a car a, boat and, a motorcycle.

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