Commas are used in sentences in order for you to pause and breathe! This 11-plus English quiz will give you some more practice in using the comma. This quiz will concentrate on the use of commas with words such as 'who', 'whose', and 'which'. Don't panic - everything will be explained. Here are some useful rules:
- If you want to include some information that is not important to the meaning of the sentence, enclose it in commas, e.g. 'Peter, who is my best friend, won't be able to come to the party tonight'. The extra information is 'who is my best friend'.
- If the information you include is important to the meaning of the sentence, DON'T enclose it in commas, e.g. 'The man who is standing in the corner is my uncle'. The important information is 'who is standing in the corner'. Without this important information, we would be left with 'The man is my uncle'. You might then ask 'Which man?'
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