These activity sheets will help your students learn how to use commas correctly.

The comma is a symbol we use to separate parts of a sentence. When used properly they can help the language be clearer and more concise for the reader. Many students have difficulty identifying when a comma should be used in their work. Often, they will just sprinkle them around in their writing. There are five key placements for these symbols. Obviously, we always use this to quote direct speech. If someone uses that form of a word, we use it in our quote. We always use commas to break up a list of words. For example: I used a fork, knife, and spoon to eat my dinner. When ever we construct a complex sentence, we use these symbols to separate the main clause from subordinate clauses. We also use commas to separate nonessential phrases from our main statement. We also always place a comma after using the word, however.

The following collection of worksheets will teach your students the proper use of commas by having them identify the correct locations for and uses of them within the given sample sentences. Your students will learn how to use commas to set off appositives and quotations, frame coordinating conjunctions, separate items within a series, write dates correctly, isolate extraneous information within a sentence, and more! Answer keys have been provided for each activity sheet for instructors. These worksheets start out very basic and advanced as you move down the page. Commas, whether singular or serial (a.k.a. the Oxford comma), are crucial to clear writing. They are the difference between "Let's eat, Grandma!" and "Let's eat Grandma!"

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With Appositives

An appositive is usually set off with commas. In each of the examples, the appositive is underlined. Add commas to set off the appositive in each sentence

Quotation Marks

Place it with the consideration of where the quote marks take place.

Test Your Usage Skills

We have you full-on write sentences for us. Take your time and make sure you use your symbols properly.

10 Reasons to Use Them

Write an original sentence that demonstrate each reason to use a comma.

More Appositives

This is so commonly used that it is super helpful.

Introductory Phrases

Re-write the following sentences on the lines. Add commas to separate the introductory element form the rest of the text.

Interjection Use

An interjection sometimes serves as the introductory phrase in a sentence.

More Quotation Marks

Rewrite the dialogue from the cartoon in paragraph form. Punctuate correctly.

Splice and How to Fix It!

Run-on sentences are sentences that are not punctuated correctly. One kind of run-on sentence is called a comma splice.

Practice Sheet

Rewrite sentences. For instance: The sweet lanky young man seemed to like the large awkward girl.

Summer Vacation

Tom has written a postcard to his friend Jack. Read Tom's postcard. Then rewrite it, correcting the punctuation where necessary. Use the back of this page if you need more space.

Compound Sentences

Read each set of sentences below. Then rewrite each set as a single sentence with an introductory phrase. Use correct punctuation.

Sectional Quiz

You will need to fix the punctuation of these in many different places.

Can You Apply It?

Match the rule to the correction that you made for each and every case.

Conjunctions Usage

Commas are often used in sentences joined by a conjunction, like and, but, or, nor, or for. Combine each set of sentences below, using conjunctions and commas.