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Know Your Grammar: Using Conjunctions

In this worksheet, students are reminded of the difference between a connective and conjunction, and choose suitable conjunctions to link sentences.

'Know Your Grammar: Using Conjunctions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Pronouns, Prepositions & Conjunctions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A connective is a word that links sentences or parts of sentences in a piece of writing. If the connective joins two sentences so that they become one it is called a conjunction.

for example:

Stuart ate his lunch. He wasn't hungry.

These two sentences can be made into one sentence by using the conjunction although.

Stuart ate his lunch although he wasn't hungry.

 

There are many conjunctions in the English language. Here are a few of them:

but, if, and, when, while, until, because, so, or.

 

Using conjunctions can make your writing more flowing.

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

We were excited because it was the first day of the school holidays.

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

Katie likes chocolate ice cream but Joanna prefers strawberry.

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

You had better put on your coat or you will catch cold.

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

We saved up our pocket money so we could go to the circus.

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

Josie was allowed to stay up until her dad came home.

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

Joe read a magazine while he was waiting for the dentist.

Which of these conjunctions can be used to complete the following sentence?

Tick two boxes.

 

Martin likes football ________ Paul prefers cricket.

but

unless

when

although

since

Which of these conjunctions can be used to complete the following sentence?

Tick two boxes.

 

Samir practised his violin ________ Jamila read a book.

that

if

or

and

while

All the conjunctions in the list can be used to complete the following sentence except one. Tick the odd one out.

 

We played cards ________ we went to bed.

until

before

but

then

All the conjunctions in the list can be used to complete the following sentence except one. Tick the odd one out.

 

Jonny likes Everton ________ Paul likes Chelsea.

and

but

while

until

  • Question 1

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

We were excited because it was the first day of the school holidays.

CORRECT ANSWER
because
  • Question 2

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

Katie likes chocolate ice cream but Joanna prefers strawberry.

CORRECT ANSWER
but
  • Question 3

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

You had better put on your coat or you will catch cold.

CORRECT ANSWER
or
  • Question 4

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

We saved up our pocket money so we could go to the circus.

CORRECT ANSWER
so
  • Question 5

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

Josie was allowed to stay up until her dad came home.

CORRECT ANSWER
until
  • Question 6

Which word in the following sentence is a conjunction? Write it in the answer box.

 

Joe read a magazine while he was waiting for the dentist.

CORRECT ANSWER
while
  • Question 7

Which of these conjunctions can be used to complete the following sentence?

Tick two boxes.

 

Martin likes football ________ Paul prefers cricket.

CORRECT ANSWER
but
although
  • Question 8

Which of these conjunctions can be used to complete the following sentence?

Tick two boxes.

 

Samir practised his violin ________ Jamila read a book.

CORRECT ANSWER
and
while
  • Question 9

All the conjunctions in the list can be used to complete the following sentence except one. Tick the odd one out.

 

We played cards ________ we went to bed.

CORRECT ANSWER
but
  • Question 10

All the conjunctions in the list can be used to complete the following sentence except one. Tick the odd one out.

 

Jonny likes Everton ________ Paul likes Chelsea.

CORRECT ANSWER
until
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