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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 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 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?
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 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?
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?
Use a knife, fork and spoon.
Use a knife, fork, and spoon.
Use a, knife, fork and spoon.
Use a knife, fork, and, spoon.

Q 7: 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 8: 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.

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