The Full Stop and The Comma
- The Comma (,) – It is used to separate items of date. An example
Monday, 3rd July 2015
It is also used for subscriptions. Examples: Yours sincerely, Your loving son.
Commas can be used to separate nouns from another. An example is
I saw Mr. Ojo, the principal of Anglican High School.
It is also used with direct speech. an example: “We shall go home”, she said.
- The Full – Stop (.) – It is used to end a sentence. And examples
(i) Gbolahan came to Ibadan yesterday (ii) She is a beautiful woman
- It is used in abbreviations. Examples U.S.A, U.K, M.A, B.A etc.
Reference: – New Oxford English. Book 2, page 14
Instruction: Replace the asterisks in this conversation with comma, questions make and inverted commas.