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Sep 8 2008   7:54PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business 0912

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

birthday-cake.jpg How many commas are required in this sentence?

Google was launched in September 1998 in Menlo Park California.
a. 1
b. 2

Answer: a


The correct punctuation for the sentence is Google was launched in September 1998 in Menlo Park, California.

You need a comma between the city and state.

With full dates (month, day, and year) you need to put a comma after the year if your sentence continues. If the day isn’t included, however, no comma is needed after the year.

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  • Steiny83
    I think this may be a typo?? The answer says "b," but it shows only one comma is necessary.
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  • Koohiisan
    maybe they are two commas, superimposed in 3D
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  • LowellT
    I think Ms. Rouse was just trying to see how alert we are.
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  • Margaret Rouse
    Whoops! I've corrected the answer. Thanks everyone!
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