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Commas with Dates

Using Commas with Dates

Commas with Dates

Commas with Dates             

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

Common Core Language Standard 2

The comma rules withe dates are pretty straightforward. The only challenge is dates appear in the middle of a sentence or as the objects of a prepositional phrase. Come to think of it, maybe they’re tougher than I thought.

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

When a date has two or more numerical parts, use a comma to separate those parts. Use a comma after the last date or number unless it is placed at the end of the sentence. Example: She said the date was May 14, 2015, and then she left.

If the parts of the date serve as the object of a prepositional phrase, no comma is needed. Example: On May 15 she quit her job.

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

Practice: Tonya is scheduled to graduate from high school on Friday May 29, 2015.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

Mechanics Practice Answers: Tonya is scheduled to graduate from high school on Friday,May 29, 2015.

Now let’s apply what we have learned. 

Writing Application: Write your own sentence using today’s complete date in the middle of sentence.


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