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Grade 4 - English Language
2.8 Punctuation - Commas with Question Tags, Adjectives, and Adverbs

Commas with Affirmatives, Negatives, and Question Tags

Use a comma after yes and no.
Examples:
Yes, I can help you.

Use a comma before question tags.
Examples:
You are Scottish, aren't you?

Commas with Adjectives

Use a comma if the adjectives are equally important and give similar kinds of information.
Examples:
It was a cold, windy night.
I was born on a hot, sunny day.

Don't use a comma if the adjectives are not equally important or give different kinds of information.
Examples:
She was a clever young woman.
John is a friendly little boy.
She wore a new black jacket.

Note: To check if adjectives give similar kinds of information or not, put and between the adjectives. (It was a cold and windy morning.)

If adjectives give different kinds of information, the and between the adjectives doesn't sound right. (He was a clever and young man.)

Commas with Adverbs

Use a comma after these adverbs: however, in fact, therefore, nevertheless, moreover, furthermore, still, instead, too.
Examples:
Instead, he gave up swimming.
Furthermore, they are my brothers.

If these adverbs appear in the middle of a sentence, they are enclosed in commas.
Examples:
The boy, however, was very smart.

The comma is optional for the following adverbs: then, so, yet.
Examples:
Then, she ran upstairs.
Then she ran upstairs.


Directions: Choose if each of the following sentences is punctuated correctly or incorrectly. Also, write two more examples for each of the punctuation rules given above. As a homework, read a book or a magazine article and find examples for comma usage.
Q 1: He was a dumb young man.
punctuated correctly
not punctuated correctly

Q 2: Nevertheless, he gave it a try.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 3: It was a hot, summer day.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 4: Yes, I love school.
punctuated correctly
not punctuated correctly

Q 5: You are American, aren't you?
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 6: You aren't dancer, are you?
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

Q 7: Still, I like them both.
punctuated correctly
not punctuated correctly

Q 8: Instead he gave up singing.
not punctuated correctly
punctuated correctly

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