Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Use Commas in Lists

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

'Use Commas in Lists' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Appropriate Punctuation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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


shopping bag


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.


We need to include commas to separate items in the list, or it becomes hard to understand.


Look at this sentence where the commas have been missed out:


Tea was steak chips broccoli ice cream and jelly.


What are steak chips? Broccoli ice cream sounds disgusting!


angry boy


Of course, the sentence should go like this: Tea was steak, chips, broccoli, ice cream and jelly. 


Do you see how important those little commas are?

thumbs up


Let's have a go at some questions now and see if we can work out where to put those commas.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free