Items in a Series Examples
When you list items in a series, it is important to punctuate them correctly to avoid confusion.
When you list two items, you can separate them with a conjunction. Remember that a conjunction is a word that joins two words, phrases, or sentences.
When you list more than two items, you separate them as follows:
Put a comma between all items, and put a comma + and before the last item.
Items in a series can be single words or phrases. In addition, items in a series can be short sentences joined with commas and and.
Examples of items in a series:
Bread, milk, and cheese
Jennifer, Mary, and Charlotte
Red, yellow, and blue
Example of sentences containing items in a series:
1) For breakfast, I had cereal, juice, and toast.
2) My best friends are Paul, Amanda, and Quinn.
3) The moon, the stars, and the sun all appear in the sky.
4) Brush your teeth, wash your face, and go to bed.
5) Christmas trees, cozy sweaters, and warm hot chocolate are three of my favorite things about December.
6) We read books, played games, and went outside to swing.
7) For homework, I have to read this book, do 30 math problems, and make a collage.
8) Spaghetti, pizza, and hotdogs are my brother's favorite foods.
9) On the table, I saw a pair of scissors, tape, a ruler, and some paper.
10) Mrs. Smith, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Peterson, and Mr. Lance are the four teachers on this hallway.