Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts : Use Commas in Greetings and Closings of Letters: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2.B

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Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Dear Mom

Camp is going great! I am having so much fun and I am making a lot of new friends. Today we played kickball and soccer. I scored a goal in soccer, but I did not score during the kickball game. Tomorrow we are going to play baseball! 

Love,

Charlie

A comma is missing from the letter provided. Where should it be added? 

Possible Answers:

After "Dear"

After "kickball"

After "Mom"

After "Charlie"

Correct answer:

After "Mom"

Explanation:

We use commas in greetings and closing of letters. The closing of the letter provided is "Love, Charlie". The comma is correctly placed in this closing. The greeting of the letter is "Dear Mom". The comma is missing after this greeting. A comma needs to be placed after "Mom". 

Dear Mom,

Camp is going great! I am having so much fun and I am making a lot of new friends. Today we played kickball and soccer. I scored a goal in soccer, but I did not score during the kickball game. Tomorrow we are going to play baseball! 

Love,

Charlie

Example Question #2 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.2

Dear Jessica,

My birthday is this weekend. I am going to have all of my friends over for a pool party. Would you like to come? We are going to play in the pool and eat pizza! I think it will be very fun. I hope you are able to come to my party. 

From

Hannah

A comma is missing from the letter provided. Where should it be added?

Possible Answers:

After "Dear"

After "From"

After "Hannah"

After "birthday"

Correct answer:

After "From"

Explanation:

We use commas in greetings and closing of letters. The greeting of the letter provided is "Dear Jessica,". The comma is correctly placed in this greeting. The closing of the letter is "From Hannah". The comma is missing in this closing. A comma needs to be placed after "From". 

Dear Jessica,

My birthday is this weekend. I am going to have all of my friends over for a pool party. Would you like to come? We are going to play in the pool and eat pizza! I think it will be very fun. I hope you are able to come to my party. 

From,

Hannah

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