Grade 3 - English Language 2.16 Punctuation: Commas in Series and Introductions
Rules for using commas in series and in introductions:
A comma follows each item in a series except the last one. Examples:
San Fransisco, Florida, New York, and Chicago are well known cities in America.
A comma follows an introductory word or a phrase to separate it from the rest of the sentence. Examples:
Yes, Ron is going to Detroit.
Before the show, people waited in lines.
A comma is used to show a pause you would make if you were saying the sentence aloud. Examples:
We planned for a boat ride in the river, but had to cancel it because of the weather.
Directions: For each question, select the sentence that has the correct comma usage. Write five examples for each of the above comma usage rules. As a homework, read a book and find sentences that illustrate the above comma usage rules.