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Grammatical Boundaries: Using Commas in Sentences

In this worksheet, students use commas to demarcate additional information in a sentence.

'Grammatical Boundaries: Using Commas in Sentences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Commas to Clarify

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Read the following sentence.

Jack plays the violin.

 

 

This doesn't say who Jack is, so we could add a second sentence to let readers know.

Jack plays the violin. Jack is my brother.

 

Although this makes sense, it sounds better to add the extra information to the first sentence.

Jack, my brother, plays the violin.

 

We use commas to make the sentence easier to read and understand. Without the commas it would look strange.

Jack my brother plays the violin.

 

The commas always go around the extra piece of information.

Mr Smith mended our washing machine. Mr Smith is our plumber.

Mr Smith, our plumber, mended our washing machine.

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Holly my dog loves chasing rabbits.

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Dwayne my best friend is coming to my party.

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Neela my baby sitter is coming over tonight.

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Miss Johnson my teacher is leaving in the summer.

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Jacob my next door neighbour is going to Spain on holiday.

For the next five questions you need to write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence. Write the new sentence in the box and don't forget the commas.

(For example: John is nine tomorrow. John is my brother. This becomes John, my brother, is nine tomorrow.)

 

Tibby loves milk. Tibby is my cat.

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Jim delivered my birthday cards. Jim is the postman.

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Jonny took five catches in the match. Jonny is our wicket keeper.

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Annie sent me a necklace for my birthday. Annie is my cousin.

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Kim sits next to me in class. Kim is my best friend.

  • Question 1

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Holly my dog loves chasing rabbits.

CORRECT ANSWER
Holly, my dog, loves chasing rabbits.
  • Question 2

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Dwayne my best friend is coming to my party.

CORRECT ANSWER
Dwayne, my best friend, is coming to my party.
  • Question 3

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Neela my baby sitter is coming over tonight.

CORRECT ANSWER
Neela, my baby sitter, is coming over tonight.
  • Question 4

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Miss Johnson my teacher is leaving in the summer.

CORRECT ANSWER
Miss Johnson, my teacher, is leaving in the summer.
  • Question 5

Write out the following sentence, adding commas in the correct places.

 

Jacob my next door neighbour is going to Spain on holiday.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jacob, my next door neighbour, is going to Spain on holiday.
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence. Write the new sentence in the box and don't forget the commas.

(For example: John is nine tomorrow. John is my brother. This becomes John, my brother, is nine tomorrow.)

 

Tibby loves milk. Tibby is my cat.

CORRECT ANSWER
Tibby, my cat, loves milk.
  • Question 7

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Jim delivered my birthday cards. Jim is the postman.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jim, the postman, delivered my birthday cards.
  • Question 8

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Jonny took five catches in the match. Jonny is our wicket keeper.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jonny, our wicket keeper, took five catches in the match.
  • Question 9

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Annie sent me a necklace for my birthday. Annie is my cousin.

CORRECT ANSWER
Annie, my cousin, sent me a necklace for my birthday.
  • Question 10

Write one sentence by adding the information from the second sentence to the first sentence.

 

Kim sits next to me in class. Kim is my best friend.

CORRECT ANSWER
Kim, my best friend, sits next to me in class.
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