Daily Grammar

Lesson 343

Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use commas to set off the year in a date if three parts of date are given (month, day, year). Do not use commas if only two parts are given.

Examples: I left May 23, 1958, at night.
                  I know that July 1776 is an important date.

Instructions: Place commas where they are needed in these sentences.

1. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson died on July 4 1826?

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826?

2. On December 25 1961 I was in Brazil.

On December 25, 1961, I was in Brazil.

3. Their wedding day was June 24 1954 in Salt Lake City.

Their wedding day was June 24, 1954, in Salt Lake City.

4. Where were you in November 1989?

Where were you in November 1989? (only two parts, no commas required)

5. On Friday August 14 1997 the accident happened.

On Friday, August 14, 1997, the accident happened.

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