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Use Commas in Lists

In this worksheet, students practise adding commas to separate items in a list.

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Punctuation Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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QUESTION 1 of 10

When we write lists we put commas between the items to make them easier to read.

When I went shopping I bought eggs, cheese, bread, milk and apples.

 

Did you notice that there is no comma after the word milk? Instead of a comma we put in the word and before the last item on a list.

Look at how commas have been used in these two lists. Which one is correct?

Her dress was red blue, and yellow.

Her dress was red, blue and yellow.

Which one is correct this time?

My hobbies are reading, swimming, tennis and knitting.

My hobbies are reading swimming tennis and knitting.

This time, write the sentence again and put a comma in the correct place. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

I go to ballet on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays.

Write the sentence again. This time you need to put in two commas. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

You need flour butter eggs and milk.

Write the sentence again. This time you need to put in two commas. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

I am going to buy potatoes carrots courgettes and cabbage.

Write the sentence again with commas. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Kieran invited Sam Rashid Jayden Josh and Oliver to his party.

Write out this sentence again with commas. This time, you need to put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

The flag was red white blue.

Write out this sentence again with commas. Put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Jenna went swimming with Kayla Padma Alice Sarah.

Write out this sentence again with commas. Put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Jack likes football cricket golf tennis.

Write out this sentence again with commas. Put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Kim has been to France Italy Spain Greece.

  • Question 1

Look at how commas have been used in these two lists. Which one is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
Her dress was red, blue and yellow.
  • Question 2

Which one is correct this time?

CORRECT ANSWER
My hobbies are reading, swimming, tennis and knitting.
  • Question 3

This time, write the sentence again and put a comma in the correct place. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

I go to ballet on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays.

CORRECT ANSWER
I go to ballet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
I go to ballet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Question 4

Write the sentence again. This time you need to put in two commas. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

You need flour butter eggs and milk.

CORRECT ANSWER
You need flour, butter, eggs and milk.
You need flour, butter, eggs and milk.
  • Question 5

Write the sentence again. This time you need to put in two commas. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

I am going to buy potatoes carrots courgettes and cabbage.

CORRECT ANSWER
I am going to buy potatoes, carrots, courgettes and cabbage.
I am going to buy potatoes, carrots, courgettes and cabbage.
  • Question 6

Write the sentence again with commas. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Kieran invited Sam Rashid Jayden Josh and Oliver to his party.

CORRECT ANSWER
Kieran invited Sam, Rashid, Jayden, Josh and Oliver to his party.
Kieran invited Sam, Rashid, Jayden, Josh and Oliver to his party.
  • Question 7

Write out this sentence again with commas. This time, you need to put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

The flag was red white blue.

CORRECT ANSWER
The flag was red, white and blue.
The flag was red, white and blue.
  • Question 8

Write out this sentence again with commas. Put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Jenna went swimming with Kayla Padma Alice Sarah.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jenna went swimming with Kayla, Padma, Alice and Sarah.
Jenna went swimming with Kayla, Padma, Alice and Sarah.
  • Question 9

Write out this sentence again with commas. Put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Jack likes football cricket golf tennis.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jack likes football, cricket, golf and tennis.
Jack likes football, cricket, golf and tennis.
  • Question 10

Write out this sentence again with commas. Put the word 'and' in the correct place as well. Remember to put the comma straight after the word, without a space before it.

 

Kim has been to France Italy Spain Greece.

CORRECT ANSWER
Kim has been to France, Italy, Spain and Greece.
Kim has been to France, Italy, Spain and Greece.
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