Commas for lists: jaguar

2 - The Grammar Bit

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.

Scintillating Sentences

1) Jaguars are one of the five big cats alongside tigers, lions, leopards and snow leopards.

2) Amazingly, a jaguar’s jaws are so strong they can bite through their prey’s leathery skin, a crocodile’s thick hide and even a turtle’s shell.

3) Jaguars are beautiful creatures who have distinctive spots, yellow or orange fur, a large rounded head and short legs.

Did you know?

Jaguars love water! They are confident swimmers. They have been observed swimming across large rivers and even across the Panama Canal.