The focus of this session is using commas.
You must use a comma to:
- separate names, adjectives or items in a list.
For example: Sarah invited Emma, Donna, Hannah and Paula to the party.
- separate extra information from the rest of the sentence.
For example: Eva’s teacher, Mrs Smith, was really kind and helpful.
- separate subordinate clauses from a main clause.
For example: Even though they had cleaned the classroom, there was still a lot to do.
Rewrite each sentence, adding two commas for extra information to each one.
- My teacher Mr Green used to live in France.
- The trumpet which is made of metal is a woodwind instrument.
- The dog which is brown ran across the park chasing a cat.
- My best friend called Keira lives in Scotland.
Add commas to the sentences below to make the meaning clear. Hint: It may be one or two commas!
- Running as fast as she could Kim raced her sister to the end of he road.
- Michelle wearing a blue dress went out to the party.
- Sophie a mother of two booked a holiday to Disney World in Florida.
- On Monday at 9 o’clock in the morning we have an assembly.
- The tree blowing wildly in the wind lost a branch.
- Before I fell asleep I realised just how much I was dreading the next day.
Which sentences use commas correctly? Correct the sentences where commas have been used incorrectly.
- Whenever, she went out, it was fantastic.
- Although he found he ball, he didn’t ell anyone.
- Midnight, my black cat likes catching mice.
- Mrs Black, our head teacher, takes assemblies.
- Ameera and Kieran, my best friends, can run very fast.