Punctuation (Commas) 01
Commas help add meaning to a sentence as in 'I went shopping yesterday and bought a dress, trainers, scarf, chocolate and groceries.'

Punctuation (Commas) 01

Use commas in lists, clauses and to mark off words such as 'therefore'. Commas help you to clarify what you mean when you write. Use commas to provide slight pauses and help your reader to understand you!

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  1. Add commas to the following sentence.
    It rained while they played however they carried on.
    Commas mark off 'however' and clarify meaning.
  2. Add commas to the following sentence.
    He took his pen pencil ruler books and lunch in a bag.
  3. Add commas to the following sentence.
    Jim was in fact in charge of the whole project.
  4. Add commas to the following sentence.
    He is feeling ill nevertheless the show must go on.
  5. Add commas to the following sentence.
    She used sugar flour milk eggs and butter for the cake.
  6. Add commas to the following sentence.
    He realised of course that he had worried the teacher.
    Mark off words such as 'of course' for emphasis.
  7. Add commas to the following sentence.
    Mum asked John to buy eggs bread butter and jam.
    Commas separate items in a list but not before 'and'!
  8. Add commas to the following sentence.
    She was late too of course so we started anyway.
  9. Add commas to the following sentence.
    The party was on the whole very enjoyable.
    Commas mark off 'on the whole' to add meaning.
  10. Add commas to the following sentence.
    He was late therefore we began without him.
    Commas mark off 'therefore' and provide pauses.

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