How are commas used in a list?

Find out where to place a comma within a list.

How to use commas in sentences

Commas can be used between statements to make a sentence easier to read.

How to use inverted commas

Inverted commas are used to show when someone is speaking.

How to use possessive apostrophes

You can use an apostrophe to show possession. Find out more in this Bitesize Primary 2nd level English and literacy guide.

How to use brackets

Brackets are used to add extra information to a sentence. Find out when to use the.

How to use hyphens and dashes

Hyphens are shorter than dashes and are used to connect words. Dashes are used as punctuation in sentences.

How to use bullet points

Bullet points break up information to make it easy to read.

How to use an ellipsis

An ellipsis or '...' is used to create suspense, show words are missing or show a trailing off thought.