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Grade 4 - English Language
2.7 Punctuation - Commas with Numbers, Salutations, and Please

Commas with numbers

Use commas to separate off the thousands, millions and billions in numbers.
Example: 2,460,558

Donít use commas in decimals. Example: $4.79
Use a comma before the year if the date is given as follows: month, day, year.
Example: January 12, 2005

Donít use a comma if only two elements of the date are given (e.g. month and year).
Example: I was born in August 1989.

Commas with salutations

Use a comma if the sentence starts with an address to someone.
Example: John, can I talk to you for a second?

Use a comma with salutations in private letters.
Example: Dear Julie,

After the greeting, the comma is optional.
Example:
Sincerely,
Sincerely

Commas with the word 'please'

Use a comma if the word 'please' is at the end of a request.
Example: Send me a mail, please.

Don't use a comma if the word 'please' is at the beginning of a request.
Example: Please send me a mail.


Directions: Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation in each question. Write at least two more examples for each of the punctuation rules given above.
Q 1: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
John could you mind my bag, for a moment?
John could you mind, my bag for a moment?
John, could you mind my bag for a moment?

Q 2: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
He was born, on August 20 1989.
He was born on August 20, 1989.
He was born on August, 20 1989.

Q 3: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
Molly, and Polly dinner is ready.
Molly and Polly, dinner is ready.
Molly and Polly dinner is ready.

Q 4: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
There are 4,600 students in this school.
There are 46,00 students in this school.
There are 4600 students in this school.

Q 5: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
Ann can I talk to you for, a second?
Ann can I talk to you, for a second?
Ann, can I talk to you for a second?

Q 6: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
1,589,749
158,97,49
15,897,49

Q 7: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
Simon have you, got a second?
Simon, have you got a second?
Simon have you got a, second?

Q 8: Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
Dear Sue Thanks, for the lovely evening.
Dear Sue, Thanks for the lovely evening.
Dear, Sue Thanks for the lovely evening.

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