Commas for lists: golden eagle
The Grammar Bit!
Read the three sentences opposite. They each contain a list of three or more items or actions.
In each list sentence, you’ll notice that commas (bold) have been used to separate the individual items or actions. It is usual to replace the comma between the final two items/actions with the coordinating conjunction ‘and.’
With your talk partner, read each sentence aloud and add a new item or action to the list. Where there is a comma, clap your hands.
1) Inside the tech wizard’s rucksack was the lifelike robo hare, a hand held remote control, some spare wheels and a battery charger.
2) Tilly was able to capture robo hare by flapping her wings to adjust her flight position, tucking her talons into her body and keeping her eyes fixed on the machine at all times.
3) In addition to eating hares, the golden eagles of the Scottish highlands will also eat rabbits, foxes, young deer and large birds (such as grouse).
Did you know?
The phrase “eagle eye” refers to people with good eyesight because eagles have incredible vision. By weight, a golden eagle’s eye is larger than its brain!