Grade 2 Language - Commas in Letter Writing
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Grade 2 Language - Commas in Letter Writing

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Commas can be confusing punctuation marks. However, second graders learn how to use commas in two ways. They are shown how to use commas in letters. Students will use commas after greetings and in closings of letters. In this quiz, the students will decide where the commas should go in a letter.

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1.
Read the closing of the letter below.
Sincerely
Where should the comma be placed?
Sincerely,
,Sincerely
,Sincerely,
Sincerely
The comma should be placed after the closing word.
2.
Read the letter below.

Dear Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely
Bobby

Where should the comma go in the closing?
Dear Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely,
Bobby

Dear Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely
Bobby,

Dear Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
,Sincerely
Bobby

Dear Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely
,Bobby

In the closing of a letter, the comma should be placed after the closing.
3.
Read the greeting of the letter below.
Mom
Where should the comma be placed?
,Mom
,Mom,
Mom
Mom,
The comma should be after the name in a greeting.
4.
Read the closing of the letter below.
Thank you
Where should the comma be placed?
,Thank you,
Thank you,
Thank, you,
Thank you
The comma should be after the word "thank you."
5.
Read the letter below.

Dear Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely
Bobby

Where should the comma go in the greeting?
Dear, Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely
Bobby
Dear Ms., Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely
Bobby

Dear Ms. Thomas,
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.
Sincerely
Bobby

Dear Ms. Thomas
Thank you for my gift. I will use it a lot.,
Sincerely
Bobby

The comma should be placed after the greeting.
6.
Read the greeting of the letter below.
Dear Patty
Where should the comma be placed?
,Dear Patty
Dear Patty,
Dear, Patty
Dear, Patty,
The comma should be placed after the name.
7.
Read the closing of the letter below.
Yours truly
Where should the comma be placed?
Yours, truly,
Yours, truly
Yours truly,
,Yours truly
The comma should go after the closing.
8.
Read the greeting of the letter below.
Dear Ms. Smith
Where should the comma be placed?
Dear, Ms. Smith
Dear Ms, Smith
Dear Ms. Smith,
Dear, Ms., Smith
The comma should be placed after the name.
9.
Read the greeting of the letter below.
Dear Dr. Franklin
Where should the comma be placed?
Dear, Dr. Franklin
Dear, Dr, Franklin
Dear Dr., Franklin
Dear Dr. Franklin,
Only one comma is needed and it should be at the end of the name.
10.
Read the greeting of the letter below.
Dear Sister
Where should the comma be placed?
,Dear Sister,
Dear Sister,
Dear, Sister
Dear, Sister,
The comma should be placed after the name.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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