Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Use Commas in Dates and Series: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.C

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Example Question #1 : Use Commas In Dates And Series: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.2.C

For the sentence below, where should a comma be placed? 

Sarah's birthday is January 9 1989. 

Possible Answers:

After the word birthday

After the 9

After the word January

After the word Sarah

Correct answer:

After the 9

Explanation:

When writing a date, a comma will always go between the day and the year. In this case, the comma goes between the 9 and the 1989. 

Sarah's birthday is January 9, 1989.

Example Question #2 : Use Commas In Dates And Series: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.2.C

For the sentence below, where should a comma be placed? 

Today's date is June 15 2016. 

Possible Answers:

After the 2016

After the word June

After the 15

After the word date

Correct answer:

After the 15

Explanation:

When writing a date, a comma will always go between the day and the year. In this case, the comma goes between the 15 and the 2016. 

Today's date is June 15, 2016. 

Example Question #3 : Use Commas In Dates And Series: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.2.C

Select the sentence that has the correct punctuation. 

Possible Answers:

I went to the store to get chips candy and soda 

I went to the store to get chips, candy, and soda. 

I went to the store to get chips, candy, and soda 

I went to the store to get chips candy and soda. 

Correct answer:

I went to the store to get chips, candy, and soda. 

Explanation:

A sentence needs to end with some form of punctuation, either a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. The two choices that don't end with a punctuation mark are not correct. Also, each sentence contains a list of items, "chips, candy, and soda". When we have a list of three or more items, a comma needs to go between the items in a list. 

The correct answer is, "I went to the store to get chips, candy, and soda."

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