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Commas 02

This KS2 English quiz takes a more detailed look at commas. Commas can be an indication of a pause in a sentence. Commas are at least as common as full stops, but they are much harder to learn how to use. This quiz is about the pairs of commas used for adding extra information to sentences and the commas used for names (when one person is addressing someone else).

Where commas are used for extra information, if the sentence makes sense by removing the words in between the two commas, then the commas are probably in the right place.

Test your knowledge of commas with this second English quiz on the subject.

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  1. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    'Georgia could you please find my coat?'
    The name of the person being addressed should be set off with one comma, if the name comes at the beginning or end of the sentence, or a pair of commas, if the name comes in the middle of the sentence.
  2. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    'Are you hurt Brendan or are you O.K.?'
    Because the name is in the middle of the sentence, it needs two commas.
  3. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    Greta the baker makes the best cakes I've ever eaten.
    'the baker' is extra information about Greta and needs to be inside two commas.
  4. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    'Just leave them on the chair and go Alan.'
    This sentence requires just one comma before the name.
  5. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    The cup of tea which I had completely forgotten to drink had gone cold.
    The clause, 'which I had completely forgotten to drink', adds extra information about the cup of tea and should be set off by a pair of commas.
  6. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    After break time we will be doing maths which is our favourite subject.
    This sentence needs a comma after the sentence opener, 'After break time'. It also needs a comma to set off the extra information, 'which is my favourite subject'.
  7. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    'Come over for tea' the new neighbour said.
    For more practise using commas with dialogue, try the direct speech quiz.
  8. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    The car which had begun making strange noises came to a sudden halt.
    If we take out the clause, 'The car came to a sudden halt' still makes sense.
  9. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    The headteacher who was also new to the school came in to greet the new reception class.
    The clause, 'who was also new to the school', adds extra information about the headteacher and should be set off by a pair of commas. 'The headteacher came in to greet the new reception class' is a complete sentence without the extra clause.
  10. Read the sentence and choose the answer which has been correctly punctuated.
    The team which had not been training as much as usual still won the match.
    The sentence requires two commas around the clause.

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