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Conjunctions

In this worksheet, students can practise using a variety of conjunctions.

'Conjunctions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar: Pronouns, Prepositions & Conjunctions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Conjunctions are joining words that are used for joining two ideas in the same sentence.

Here are some common conjunctions:

and   but   when   after   so   because   even if   or   while   before   until   since   although   as long as

 

Using different conjunctions can change the meaning of your sentence, or change what you are trying to write.

Look at these two ideas:

Johnny went to the playground __________ Toby went to the playground.

 

Now look what happens when we use different conjunctions:

Johnny went to the playground and Toby went to the playground.

Johnny went to the playground after Toby went to the playground.

Johnny went to the playground but Toby went to the park.

Johnny went to the playground when Toby went to the park.

 

Make sure that you use the correct conjunction for your sentence.

and  but  or 

 

Can you join these two ideas using the best of the conjunctions above?

I like carrots __________ I like cheese.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

so  but  when 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

Carrie likes playing tennis __________ Tanya prefers swimming.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

so  after  because 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

It was a lovely day ____________ we decided to go for a walk.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

and  after  when 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

You can go to your friend's house ________ you have cleaned up your room.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

even if  because  but 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

My brother practises his piano every day ________ he loves to play music.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

but before even if 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

Leave your sister alone _____________ I get angry!

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

although before but

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

I did my homework ______ my favourite television programme started.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

when as long as or

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

I will help you do the cake sale ______ you help me make all the cakes!

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

until so but

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

We used to walk to school every day ______________ the weather got too cold.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

since or even if

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

We can all go together ______________ we can meet there.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

  • Question 1
and  but  or 

 

Can you join these two ideas using the best of the conjunctions above?

I like carrots __________ I like cheese.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
I like carrots and I like cheese.
EDDIE SAYS
I like carrots and I like cheese.
The conjunction \"and\" is used to add the two ideas together.
  • Question 2
so  but  when 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

Carrie likes playing tennis __________ Tanya prefers swimming.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
Carrie likes playing tennis but Tanya prefers swimming.
EDDIE SAYS
Carrie likes playing tennis but Tanya prefers swimming.
The conjunction \"but\" is used to show that the first idea in the sentence is different from the second idea in the sentence.
  • Question 3
so  after  because 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

It was a lovely day ____________ we decided to go for a walk.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
It was a lovely day so we decided to go for a walk.
EDDIE SAYS
It was a lovely day so we decided to go for a walk.
The conjunction \"so\" is used to show that the first idea in the sentence affects the second idea in the sentence.
  • Question 4
and  after  when 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

You can go to your friend's house ________ you have cleaned up your room.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
You can go to your friend's house after you have cleaned up your room.
You can go to your friend's house when you have cleaned up your room.
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes different conjunctions can make sense in the same sentence, but they change what you are trying to say:
You can go to your friend\'s house after you have cleaned up your room.
You can go to your friend\'s house when you have cleaned up your room.
The conjunctions \"after\" and \"when\" are used to show the order in which the ideas happen in your sentence.
  • Question 5
even if  because  but 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

My brother practises his piano every day ________ he loves to play music.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
My brother practises his piano every day because he loves to play music.
EDDIE SAYS
My brother practises his piano everyday because he loves to play music.
The conjunction \"because\" is used to show why the ideas in your sentence are happening.
  • Question 6
but before even if 

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

Leave your sister alone _____________ I get angry!

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
Leave your sister alone before I get angry!
EDDIE SAYS
Leave your sister alone before I get angry!
The conjunction \"before\" is used to show when the first idea happens compared to when the second idea happens.
  • Question 7
although before but

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

I did my homework ______ my favourite television programme started.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
I did my homework before my favourite television programme started.
I did my homework although my favourite television programme started.
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes different conjunctions can make sense in the same sentence, but they change what you are trying to say:
I did my homework before my favourite television programme started.
I did my homework although my favourite television programme started.
The conjunction \"although\" is used to show that the first idea has happened in spite of the second idea happening.
  • Question 8
when as long as or

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

I will help you do the cake sale ______ you help me make all the cakes!

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
I will help you do the cake sale as long as you help me make all the cakes!
EDDIE SAYS
I will help you do the cake sale as long as you help me make all the cakes!
The conjunction \"as long as\" is used to show that the first idea depends on the second idea.
  • Question 9
until so but

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

We used to walk to school every day ______________ the weather got too cold.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
We used to walk to school every day but the weather got too cold.
We used to walk to school every day until the weather got too cold.
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes different conjunctions can make sense in the same sentence, but they change what you are trying to say:
We used to walk to school every day but the weather got too cold.
We used to walk to school every day until the weather got too cold.
The conjunction \"until\" is used to show that the second idea has affected the first idea.
  • Question 10
since or even if

 

Can you join these two ideas using one of the conjunctions above?

We can all go together ______________ we can meet there.

 

Type the whole sentence with the best conjunction.

CORRECT ANSWER
We can all go together or we can meet there.
EDDIE SAYS
We can all go together or we can meet there.
The conjunction \"or\" is used to show there is a choice between the first and the second idea.
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