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Commas

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Commas help to separate items in a list.

When separating items in lists, commas are placed between all of the items apart from the last two, which are normally separated by a conjunction, such as ‘and’.

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For example,

This sandwich has cheese, bacon, tomatoes and bananas.

Remember, commas have other uses as well.

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Your Turn…

1. What is a comma?
A foreign language
A type of soft drink
A punctuation mark

2. What does an comma look like?
,
!
?

3. What is the job of a comma?
It has several jobs: one of which is to separate items in lists
To prevent people talking with their mouths full
To make cereal taste nice

4. Which of the following should include a comma?
There is only one.
Will this ever end?
I need eggs grass and vinegar.

5. Look at the following sentence: Steve Adrian and Sally went to the pictures. Where should the comma go?
After ‘to’
After ‘Steve’
After ‘pictures’

Score =
Correct answers:

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