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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?
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 2: 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 3: Which is correct?
You will need paint glue tape and, paper for the project.
You will need, paint, glue, tape, and paper for the project.
You will need paint, glue, tape, and paper for the project.
You will need paint glue, tape, and, paper for the project.

Q 4: 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 5: 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 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?
Jack, Jill, Jacob and Sue, went to town.
Jack Jill Jacob and, Sue went to town.
Jack Jill, Jacob, and Sue went to town.
Jack, Jill, Jacob, and Sue went to town.

Q 8: 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?

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