Language Arts Students must gain control over many conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics as well as learn other ways to use language to convey meaning effectively. They must also be able to determine or clarify the meaning of grade-appropriate words encountered through listening, reading, and media use; come to appreciate that words have non-literal meanings, shadings of meaning, and relationships to other words; and expand their vocabulary in the course of studying content.
A comma is a punctuation mark that indicates a short pause.
A comma is used to set off or separate words or groups of words.
Use a comma after a person’s name when you directly address that person. For example: Meg, come here.
Use commas to separate three or more words in a series. For example: The blouse is blue, green, and pink.
Use commas to set off an appositive, which is an explanation placed next to a word. For example: Our dog, a boxer, is named Pug. In the example, a boxer is an appositive.