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Understand Adding and Emphasising Connectives

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

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'Understand Adding and Emphasising Connectives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Pronouns, Prepositions & Conjunctions

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Worksheet Overview

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.




in addition

above all


in particular



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.)

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