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Grade 3 - English Language
2.9 Punctuation: Commas

When properly placed, commas clarify meaning by helping readers organize information. Without them, sentence parts can collide into one another and cause confusion. However, too many commas can cause distraction. Therefore, use them appropriately. Here are some rules for comma usage:

1. Commas with Salutations: Use a comma if the sentence starts with an address to someone.
Example: George, could you pass me the salt?

2. Commas with 'please': Use a comma if 'please' is at the end of a request but not if it is at the beginning of a request.
Examples:
Give me the book, please. (use comma)
Please give me the book. (do not use comma)

3. Commas with Affirmatives and Negatives: Use a comma after 'yes' and 'no'.
Example:
Yes, I will give you a call.
No, I am not interested.

4. Commas with Question Tags: Use a comma before question tags.
Example:
You are Mary's sister, aren't you?


Directions: Answer the following questions. Also, write at least two examples for each of the above rules for comma usage. As a homework, read a book and find and write at least ten sentences containing commas.
Q 1: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
Sally, did you make your bed?
Sally did you make your bed?
Sally did you make, your bed?

Q 2: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
You broke the glass, didn't you?
You broke the glass didn't you?
You, broke the glass, didn't you?

Q 3: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
Yes, I spoke with him.
Yes I spoke with him.
Yes I, spoke with him.

Q 4: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
Please buy me an ice cream.
Please, buy me an ice cream.
Please, buy me, an ice cream.

Q 5: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
Buy me an ice cream, please.
Buy me an ice cream please.
Buy me, an ice cream, please.

Q 6: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
Robert let us play tennis.
Robert, let us play tennis.
Robert, let us play, tennis.

Q 7: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
Do you know the directions Sam?
Do you, know the directions, Sam?
Do you know the directions, Sam?

Q 8: Select the sentence that has the correct comma usage.
Mr. B, how are you, today?
Mr. B how are you today?
Mr. B, how are you today?

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