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Understand Adding and Emphasising Connectives

In this worksheet, students practise identifying and using connectives that add information and give emphasis.

'Understand Adding and Emphasising Connectives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Pronouns, Prepositions & Conjunctions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Connectives are used to make links between and within sentences, and they help writing to flow.

In these sentences information is being added or emphasised, and the connectives used are often referred to as adding and emphasising connectives.

He ran a personal best in the 100m sprint. Moreover, it was a new Olympic record.

My little sister doesn't like eating vegetables. In particular, she really hates peas.

 

All the connectives in the list can be used for adding or emphasising information, but they are connecting adverbs rather than conjunctions. This means that they should be used to link two sentences rather than to join two clauses within a sentence.

moreover

also

furthermore

in addition

above all

indeed

in particular

besides

 

The boy was tired and dirty. Furthermore, he looked like he hadn't eaten for days.

(NotThe boy was tired and dirty furthermore he looked like he hadn't eaten for days.)

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I like watching athletics. Above all, I love the triathlon.

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I think swearing is very unpleasant. Furthermore, it shouldn't be allowed on television.

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I don't want to go to the beach. Besides, it's going to rain.

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

Callum had very nice manners. Indeed, he always held the door open for other people.

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

in addition

nevertheless

furthermore

above all

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

indeed

because

in particular

besides

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

moreover

whereas

above all

also

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Katie was a very hard worker. __________, she always handed her homework in on time.

Furthermore

Meanwhile

However

Moreover

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Jake is a football fan. __________, he really loves Liverpool.

In particular

Yet

However

Above all

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

It is going to be very cold tonight. __________, it might even snow.

Furthermore

Nevertheless

But

In addition

  • Question 1

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I like watching athletics. Above all, I love the triathlon.

CORRECT ANSWER
above all
  • Question 2

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I think swearing is very unpleasant. Furthermore, it shouldn't be allowed on television.

CORRECT ANSWER
furthermore
  • Question 3

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I don't want to go to the beach. Besides, it's going to rain.

CORRECT ANSWER
besides
  • Question 4

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

Callum had very nice manners. Indeed, he always held the door open for other people.

CORRECT ANSWER
indeed
  • Question 5

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

CORRECT ANSWER
nevertheless
  • Question 6

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

CORRECT ANSWER
because
  • Question 7

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

CORRECT ANSWER
whereas
  • Question 8

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Katie was a very hard worker. __________, she always handed her homework in on time.

CORRECT ANSWER
Furthermore
Moreover
  • Question 9

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Jake is a football fan. __________, he really loves Liverpool.

CORRECT ANSWER
In particular
Above all
  • Question 10

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

It is going to be very cold tonight. __________, it might even snow.

CORRECT ANSWER
Furthermore
In addition
---- OR ----

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