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Commas. A panda. ..eats shoots and leaves. A panda. ..eats, shoots and leaves. Use 1. The comma will put a pause in your sentence and give your reader a breather! E.g : If you want to finish you tea, we could go to the cinema. Where would you put a comma in the following sentence?

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a panda
A panda..
  • ..eats shoots and leaves
a panda1
A panda..
  • ..eats, shoots and leaves
use 1
Use 1
  • The comma will put a pause in your sentence and give your reader a breather!
  • E.g: If you want to finish you tea, we could go to the cinema.
  • Where would you put a comma in the following sentence?
  • If it is sunny and nice tomorrow we could have a barbecue
use 2
Use 2
  • The comma separates a list of items
  • E.g: I like to go to the park with Steve, Kate, Andrew and Amy.
  • Where would you put commas in the following sentence?
  • I went to the shops and bought an apple some milk a chocolate bar and a loaf of bread
use 3
Use 3
  • The comma introduces a quotation.
  • E.g: Lennie said, ‘Tell how it’s gonna be George!’
  • Where would you put a comma in the following sentence?
  • George said, ‘I ain’t mad. I ain’t never been mad’.
use 4
Use 4
  • The comma can be used after an introductory word or phrase.
  • E.g: Well, you actually bothered to turn up did you?
  • Where would you put a comma in the following sentence?
  • So I can tell you’ve done your homework!
use 5
Use 5
  • The comma is used to show the relationship between a word and the noun phrase that follows it.
  • E.g: My teacher, Mrs Whelan, makes English tutorials
  • Where would you put a comma in the following sentence?
  • The footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, thinks he is God!
use 6
Use 6
  • The comma is used to combine two ideas into a single sentence (one idea being dependent and one being independent)
  • E.g: While I did my homework, my sister watched Hollyoaks.
  • Where would you put a comma in the following sentence?
  • Before going to the shop, I made a list of what I needed.
using commas
Using commas
  • To create a pause
  • To separate items in a list
  • To introduce a quote
  • After an introductory word/phrase
  • To show relationship between a word and the information which follows it
  • To combine two ideas into a sentence
  • Good luck!