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

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.

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 Comma Usage Skills

We have you full-on write sentences for us.

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.

Quiz

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

Can You Apply It?

Match the comma rule to the correction that you made.

Conjunctions

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.