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  1. Commas in a Series A series is a list of words. Created by cconde DSA 2009

  2. Use a comma after each word in the series except the last word. Mom bought carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers. Ham, cheese, and onions are on the pizza. Cody's sisters are named Cassidy, Cameron, Casey, and Colleen.

  3. Add commas to each list to make them clearer. Mom got out the picnic basket the plates and the cups. , , Lily packed forks knives spoons and napkins. , , , Amelia added pears oranges and apples. , , Dad made sandwiches a salad and brownies. , ,

  4. Read the paragraphs below. Eight commas are missing. Add each comma where it belongs. The Gaston family arrived at the park. Lily Amelia and mom shook out the picnic blanket. Dad carried the basket the drinks and the toys from the car. Everyone ate some salad a sandwich and a fruit. James Pat and Raul were at the park with their parents, too. The children played tag and fed the ducks. Later, the Gastons shared their brownies with the Nair family. The picnic was a great success! , , , , , , , ,

  5. Let’s try a few more! The commas are missing in each list. Add each comma where it belongs Candace's shirt is blue pink red and white. , , , Layla has shoes that are pink white and green. , , My back head arms and legs hurt. , , , I have a bird a dog a snake and a hamster at home. , , ,