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Commas in Addresses

Commas with Addresses

Commas in Addresses

Commas in Addresses         

Play the quick video lesson HERE and click the upper left back arrow to return to this lesson.       

Common Core Language Standard 2

Everyone likes receiving personal mail. However, the post office is even stricter than your English-language arts teacher about using correct punctuation. If you want your card, letter, or package to arrive at its destination, you have to know how to address each properly. Don’t get a “Return to Sender” on that card, letter, or package you send to your friend or loved one.

Today’s mechanics lesson is on commas in addresses. Remember that on a letter or package the top line(s) identifies the name and/or company. The middle line includes the street number and name. The bottom line(s) contains the city, state or province (two-letter abbreviation), zip code, and country (if different than that of the sender).

Now let’s read the mechanics lesson and study the examples.

Don’t use abbreviations when addresses are listed in formats other than on letters and packages. Commas follow the name and/or company, the street name, the city, and the state or province. Commas are never placed before zip codes. Examples: Send the package to Smith Publishing, 123 Main Street, Anytown, South Carolina 29804.

Now circle or highlight what is right and revise what is wrong according to mechanics lesson.

Practice: Amanda sent the letter to 425 Post Avenue, Park City, New York, 10001.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

Mechanics Practice Answers: Amanda sent the letter to 425 Post Avenue, Park City, New York 10001.

Now let’s apply what we have learned.

Writing Application: Write your own mailing address.


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