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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?
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 2: 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 3: 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.

Q 4: 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.

Q 5: 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 6: 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.

Q 7: 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 8: 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.

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