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Year 5 Commas for Clarity – KS2 Grammar Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using commas to provide clarity and avoid ambiguity in Y5.

Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Draw pictures to show the meaning of the sentences with and without commas
  • Challenge
    Write the meaning of the sentences
  • Test
    Insert commas into the correct place within the sentences
  • Explain
    Write about why commas have been used in a particular place in the sentence, and how the meaning might change without them
  • Apply
    Write pairs of sentences with and without commas to demonstrate the importance of commas for the reader

What is a comma?

A comma is a punctuation mark used to separate items within a list or to separate some phrases and clauses within a sentence.

How do they provide clarity?

Commas can be used to avoid confusion when writing.

For example:

  • Let’s eat grandma! (Grandma may be eaten for dinner!)
  • Let’s eat, grandma! (We are inviting our grandma to eat with us)

National Curriculum English programmes of study links

Pupils should learn how to use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity

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