A large comma sits on a pink background to show the importance of commas in IELTS punctuation

Hey! I’m going to be honest with you – ask a native speaker where you have to use commas in a sentence, and most will look back at you with a blank face! Why? Well, most native speakers don’t care that much about them! Some sprinkle commas all over their writing, others use none at all – and most of the time, it doesn’t make a huge difference because English speakers are rarely judged by their comma use! But, in the IELTS exam, a misplaced comma can make a BIG difference to your score for Grammatical Range and Accuracy – particularly if you are aiming for a 7.0+. So, in today’s blog post, I want to go through the rules of[…]