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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by Father4all: 8:12am On May 03
DamnnNiggarr:
English scholars in the house!!!
number two is correct

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by gurunlocker: 8:12am On May 03
Second and third are correct, but the second is the most correct.

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by joelag: 8:12am On May 03
C
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by ogascomax: 8:13am On May 03
Third sentence is the correct one.

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by TwoBottles(m): 8:13am On May 03
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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by Kellzmann01(m): 8:14am On May 03
The 3rd one
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by johnson8213(m): 8:14am On May 03
ItsGoodToBeGood:
The second sentence is correctly punctuated.








Sorry sir but I think you are wrong. Don't you think that the third sentence is correctly punctuated?
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by ceejayluv(m): 8:14am On May 03
Ahmed0336:
The second sentence is correct.
You must be catching cruise....

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by timefarm(m): 8:14am On May 03
I used to believe is C.

But if you use grammarly, it usually correct it to B.

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by JoshB92: 8:14am On May 03
The 3rd one is correct cus when you are to list the last item you use "and" instead of comma again then full stop.
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by Donjuan77: 8:14am On May 03
#3 or C is the correct answer
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by bishop47: 8:14am On May 03
C
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by Owaincouncil: 8:14am On May 03
The third sentence now
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by phemmyfour: 8:15am On May 03
DamnnNiggarr:
English scholars in the house!!!
2&3
2 is conditionally correct while 3 is the most appropriate
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by ogascomax: 8:15am On May 03
gurunlocker:
Second and third are correct, but the second is the most correct.

Second cannot be correct. When listen items you don't use comma before the and. You use and to end your listen. You don't use comma for the first item and with the last item also.

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by Sammyhans(m): 8:15am On May 03
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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by Godfullsam(m): 8:16am On May 03
Ahmed0336:
The second sentence is correct.



OLODO
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by JuanDeDios: 8:16am On May 03
Sentences 2 and 3 are correct. 2 is generally preferred in US English while 3 is generally preferred in UK English. But consistency throughout a document is what matters most.

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by MrSensor(m): 8:16am On May 03
Lovethaa:
You'll need butter , milk , whatever and eggs


Learn how to use commas and full stops.

You'll need butter, milk, flour and eggs.

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by OlawaleBammie: 8:16am On May 03
DamnnNiggarr:
English scholars in the house!!!
three and five are same and corect
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by halima83(f): 8:17am On May 03
The 3rd sentence is correct
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by ikpumbe(m): 8:17am On May 03
Ahmed0336:
The second sentence is correct.
Allow Southerners to talk.
North is backward in education.

No dey expose yourself

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by Hehadar: 8:17am On May 03
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by talk2hb1(m): 8:17am On May 03
yemobrown:
And is used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences, that are to be taken jointly. "bread and butter"


Home Grammar Punctuation How to use a comma (,)

How to use a comma (,)
A comma marks a slight break between different parts of a sentence. Used properly, commas make the meaning of sentences clear by grouping and separating words, phrases, and clauses. Many people are uncertain about the use of commas, though, and often sprinkle them throughout their writing without knowing the basic rules.

Here are the main cases when you need to use a comma:

in lists
in direct speech
to separate clauses
to mark off certain parts of a sentence
with 'however'
Using commas in lists
You need to put a comma between the different items in a list, as in the following sentences:

Saturday morning started with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and French toast.

The school has a vegetable garden in which the children grow cabbages, onions, potatoes, and carrots.

The final comma in these lists (before the word ‘and’) is known as the ‘serial comma’. Not all writers or publishers use it, but it is used by Oxford Dictionaries – some people refer to it as ‘the Oxford comma’. Using it can make your meaning clearer. Take a look at this sentence:

My favourite sandwiches are chicken, bacon and ham and cheese.

It isn’t entirely clear from this sentence whether the writer is listing three or four of their favourite sandwich fillings: is ‘ham’ one of their favourites and ‘cheese’ another, or is it ‘ham and cheese’ that they like? Adding an Oxford comma makes the meaning clear:

My favourite sandwiches are chicken, bacon, and ham and cheese.

Using commas in direct speech
When a writer quotes a speaker’s words exactly as they were spoken, this is known as direct speech. If the piece of direct speech comes after the information about who is speaking, you need to use a comma to introduce the direct speech. The comma comes before the first quotation mark. Note that the final quotation mark follows the full stop at the end of the direct speech:

Steve replied, ‘No problem.’

You also need to use a comma at the end of a piece of direct speech, if the speech comes before the information about who is speaking. In this case, the comma goes inside the quotation mark:

‘I don’t agree,’ I replied.

‘Here we are,' they said.

There are two exceptions to this rule. If a piece of direct speech takes the form of a question or an exclamation, you should end it with a question mark or an exclamation mark, rather than a comma:

‘Stop him!’ she shouted.

‘Did you see that?’ he asked.

Direct speech is often broken up by the information about who is speaking. In these cases, you need a comma to end the first piece of speech (inside the quotation mark) and another comma before the second piece (before the quotation mark):

‘Yes,’ he said, ‘and I always keep my promises.’

‘Thinking back,’ she added, ‘I didn’t expect to win.’
The last comma before the "and" was in old Microsoft Office autocorrect but was later removed. Nowadays most people will mark your sentence as wrong if you add it

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by ikpumbe(m): 8:17am On May 03
ItsGoodToBeGood:
The second sentence is correctly punctuated.








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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by ScaffoldCON: 8:18am On May 03
Sentence 2 & 3 are correct.

Unfortunately, the instruction requires only 1 correct answer. Depending on the examiner, respondents who choose either 2 or 3 will be scored correctly or wrongly. Regardless, they are both correct.

Sentence 2 is the typical one we are all used to. In certain sentences, using the style would be wrong. That's why sentence 3 is used - the comma usage is regarded as the Oxford comma - to improve reading flow.

Sentence 2 is mostly attributed to American style - some argue. Whereas, sentence 3 is British.

In the end, they both have right and wrong usage. But, in the question, 2 & 3 are correct.

If you quote me - because you're interested enough - I could look up comparative examples for you, just to clarify.

Contrary opinion? Do share.

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Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by ikpumbe(m): 8:18am On May 03
mii4u:
The third sentence.

Oil dey your head.
Leave olodos to be saying it's the second
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by brandsoncharlie: 8:18am On May 03
DamnnNiggarr:
English scholars in the house!!!
The third or fourth sentence is correct.
The fourth sentence, because of the Oxford comma.
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by mideyphilip: 8:18am On May 03
The third sentence is correct!
Re: Which Of These Sentences Used Commas Correctly? (Screenshot) by joowealth(m): 8:18am On May 03
yemobrown:
And is used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences, that are to be taken jointly. "bread and butter"


Home Grammar Punctuation How to use a comma (,)

How to use a comma (,)
A comma marks a slight break between different parts of a sentence. Used properly, commas make the meaning of sentences clear by grouping and separating words, phrases, and clauses. Many people are uncertain about the use of commas, though, and often sprinkle them throughout their writing without knowing the basic rules.

Here are the main cases when you need to use a comma:

in lists
in direct speech
to separate clauses
to mark off certain parts of a sentence
with 'however'
Using commas in lists
You need to put a comma between the different items in a list, as in the following sentences:

Saturday morning started with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and French toast.

The school has a vegetable garden in which the children grow cabbages, onions, potatoes, and carrots.

The final comma in these lists (before the word ‘and’) is known as the ‘serial comma’. Not all writers or publishers use it, but it is used by Oxford Dictionaries – some people refer to it as ‘the Oxford comma’. Using it can make your meaning clearer. Take a look at this sentence:

My favourite sandwiches are chicken, bacon and ham and cheese.

It isn’t entirely clear from this sentence whether the writer is listing three or four of their favourite sandwich fillings: is ‘ham’ one of their favourites and ‘cheese’ another, or is it ‘ham and cheese’ that they like? Adding an Oxford comma makes the meaning clear:

My favourite sandwiches are chicken, bacon, and ham and cheese.

Using commas in direct speech
When a writer quotes a speaker’s words exactly as they were spoken, this is known as direct speech. If the piece of direct speech comes after the information about who is speaking, you need to use a comma to introduce the direct speech. The comma comes before the first quotation mark. Note that the final quotation mark follows the full stop at the end of the direct speech:

Steve replied, ‘No problem.’

You also need to use a comma at the end of a piece of direct speech, if the speech comes before the information about who is speaking. In this case, the comma goes inside the quotation mark:

‘I don’t agree,’ I replied.

‘Here we are,' they said.

There are two exceptions to this rule. If a piece of direct speech takes the form of a question or an exclamation, you should end it with a question mark or an exclamation mark, rather than a comma:

‘Stop him!’ she shouted.

‘Did you see that?’ he asked.

Direct speech is often broken up by the information about who is speaking. In these cases, you need a comma to end the first piece of speech (inside the quotation mark) and another comma before the second piece (before the quotation mark):

‘Yes,’ he said, ‘and I always keep my promises.’

‘Thinking back,’ she added, ‘I didn’t expect to win.’

Thanks for the enlightenment, therefore the correct answer is B

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