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Commas. How to use them. Commas - ,. A comma is a punctuation mark It tells us to take a brief pause when we are reading – not as long as a full stop. It is the most common punctuation mark but has to be used carefully. Commas. Commas can change the meaning of a sentence Title of book

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commas

Commas

How to use them

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Commas - ,
  • A comma is a punctuation mark
  • It tells us to take a brief pause when we are reading – not as long as a full stop.
  • It is the most common punctuation mark but has to be used carefully.
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Commas
  • Commas can change the meaning of a sentence
  • Title of book
    • Eats shoots and leaves.
    • Eats, shoots and leaves.
changing meaning 2
Changing meaning 2
  • The old lady collected all sorts of things: silver, paper, hats, clocks and tablecloths.
  • The old lady collected all sorts of things: silver paper, hats, clocks and tablecloths.
  • The old lady collected all sorts of things: silver, paper hats, clocks and tablecloths.
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Different Uses - 1
  • When there is a list of words in a sentence
    • We will need hammers, nails and a saw.
    • She stopped, stared and ran.
    • Mr Cherry was a warm, hospitable man.
    • Sam frightened the cat, teased the dog and annoyed the neighbours.
different uses 2
Different Uses - 2
  • Commas are used to break up longer sentences into smaller parts to make more sense.
    • When he saw the pirate ship on the horizon, the captain gave the alarm.
    • She called as loudly as she could, but no-one could hear her.
different uses 3
Different Uses - 3
  • Commas are used to separate any extra information that is added.
  • The words enclosed by the commas could be left out without changing the general meaning of the sentence.
adding information
Adding information
  • Paul Mann, our star player, broke his leg in the match on Saturday.
  • Paul Mann broke his leg in the match on Saturday.
  • The man, who was wearing a blue hat, slid silently into the room.
  • The man slid silently into the room.
other uses
Other Uses
  • To break up groups of numbers into thousands.
    • 1,999,999
  • When writing a date.
    • February 14th, 1990
  • Inside speech marks.
    • “We are leaving tomorrow,” said Fred.
practice
Practice

Miss Jones

Peter

Mrs White

Our nanny

Mr Smith

, the plumber,

, Jennifer,

, the typist,

, my hairdresser,

, our teacher,

is good at looking after children.

blow dries my hair every week.

has a son called Sam.

fixed a leak in our pipes last week.

works in a large office.

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Practice
  • When he reached the car park,
  • Although he was very tired,
  • Despite queuing for hours,
  • We did our homework,
  • I waited for my brother,
summary commas
Summary - Commas
  • Show a brief pause within a sentence
  • Separate items in a list
  • Separate additional information
  • Break up longer sentences into smaller parts
  • Break up numbers into thousands
  • Inside speech marks.