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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?
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 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?
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 4: 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 5: Which is correct?
I like pizza, hamburgers and, hotdogs.
I like pizza, hamburgers and hotdogs.
I like pizza, hamburgers and, hotdogs.
I like pizza, hamburgers, and hotdogs.

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?
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 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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