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Joining Words and Clauses using 'and'

In this worksheet, students practise using the connective 'and' to join words and simple short sentences (main clauses) together.

'Joining Words and Clauses using 'and' ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Join Words and Clauses Using 'and'

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We can join two words together by using 'and'.

bannas   oranges
bananas         oranges

 

bananas and oranges

 

red bucket   spade
bucket         spade

 

bucket and spade

 

We can also join sentences together using 'and'. This makes one long sentence.

banans   oranges
I like bananas.         I like oranges.

 

I like bananas and I like oranges.

 

 

red bucket   spade
The bucket is red.         The spade is big.

 

The bucket is red and the spade is big.

 

You are going to practise using 'and' to join words and sentences. 

 

Join these words  together using 'and'.

 

sweets pink cupcakes
sweets cakes

 

Join these words together using 'and'.

 

carrots green peas
carrots peas

Now look at these clauses.

Join them together using the word and to make a long sentence. 

cat drinking milk

 

cat in a box

 

This cat likes to drink milk.

This cat likes to hide.

Join these clauses together to make a long sentence.

Two little boys on bikes

Little boy looking sad

 

We are happy on our bikes.

He is sad.

Now look at these three clauses.

Join them together to make a really long sentence!

red and blue kite young girl with a skateboard Two children playing ball
I like to fly my kite. She loves to skate. They enjoy playing with a ball.

Now look at these three clauses.

Join them together to make a super long sentence!

giraffe

 

 

 

 

Two mice

Elephant

Giraffes are tall. Mice are small. Elephants are wide.

As well as using 'and', you can use other connectives too.

Choose the best connective to join these two clauses together. 

 

 

so but

 

Two rabbits Bunch of carrots
The rabbits are hungry. They eat some carrots.
so

but

Choose a one of these connectives to join the two clauses together. 

Type your new sentence below.

 

 

if because

 

Little boy at a computer wearing glasses

 

Small child's eyes

 

I use my glasses to read on the computer. I can see!

Look at these clauses. How could you join them together?

Tick the best connective below.

 

cow Pint and glass of milk
Cows are kept on farms. They make milk to drink.
when

but

then

because

Look at these clauses. How could you join them together?

Tick the best connective below.

 

It's my birthday party today. Let's blow up lots of balloons!
but

and

so

if

  • Question 1

 

Join these words  together using 'and'.

 

sweets pink cupcakes
sweets cakes
CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
We put the word 'and' in between the words sweets and cakes to join them together. You could also have written cakes and sweets!
  • Question 2

 

Join these words together using 'and'.

 

carrots green peas
carrots peas
CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
We put the word 'and' in between the words carrots and peas to join them together. You could also have written peas and carrots!
  • Question 3

Now look at these clauses.

Join them together using the word and to make a long sentence. 

cat drinking milk

 

cat in a box

 

This cat likes to drink milk.

This cat likes to hide.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
When you join clauses together to make a sentence you need to make sure that you start your sentence with a capital letter and finish with a full stop. You must also take change a capital letter in the middle of the clause to a lower case letter. The clause could also be written this way round - This cat likes to hide and this cat likes to drink milk.
  • Question 4

Join these clauses together to make a long sentence.

Two little boys on bikes

Little boy looking sad

 

We are happy on our bikes.

He is sad.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? When you join clauses together to make a sentence you need to make sure that you start your sentence with a capital letter and finish with a full stop. You must also take change a capital letter in the middle f the clause to a lower case letter. The clause could also be written this way round - He is sad and we are happy on our bikes.
  • Question 5

Now look at these three clauses.

Join them together to make a really long sentence!

red and blue kite young girl with a skateboard Two children playing ball
I like to fly my kite. She loves to skate. They enjoy playing with a ball.
CORRECT ANSWER
I like to fly my kite and she loves to skate and they enjoy playing with a ball.
I like to fly my kite and they enjoy playing with a ball and she loves to skate.
She loves to skate and they enjoy playing with a ball and I like to fly my kite.
She loves to skate and I like to fly my kite and they enjoy playing with a ball.
They enjoy playing with a ball and she loves to skate and I like to fly my kite.
They enjoy playing with a ball and I like to fly my kite and she loves to skate.
EDDIE SAYS
These are all main clauses that make sense on their own so they can be written in any order to make your sentence.
When you join all these clauses together to make a sentence you need to make sure that you start your sentence with a capital letter and finish with a full stop.
  • Question 6

Now look at these three clauses.

Join them together to make a super long sentence!

giraffe

 

 

 

 

Two mice

Elephant

Giraffes are tall. Mice are small. Elephants are wide.
CORRECT ANSWER
Giraffes are tall and mice are small and elephants are wide.
Giraffes are tall and elephants are wide and mice are small.
Mice are small and elephants are wide and giraffes are tall.
Mice are small and giraffes are tall and elephants are wide.
Elephants are wide and mice are small and giraffes are tall.
Elephants are wide and giraffes are tall and mice are small.
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! These are all main clauses that make sense on their own so they can be written in any order to make your sentence.
When you join all these clauses together to make a sentence you need to make sure that you start your sentence with a capital letter and finish with a full stop.
  • Question 7

As well as using 'and', you can use other connectives too.

Choose the best connective to join these two clauses together. 

 

 

so but

 

Two rabbits Bunch of carrots
The rabbits are hungry. They eat some carrots.
CORRECT ANSWER
so
EDDIE SAYS
In this example 'so' is the best connective to use. Using 'so' explains to the reader why the rabbits ate the carrots. They ate the carrots because they were hungry. Are you ready for the next question?
  • Question 8

Choose a one of these connectives to join the two clauses together. 

Type your new sentence below.

 

 

if because

 

Little boy at a computer wearing glasses

 

Small child's eyes

 

I use my glasses to read on the computer. I can see!
CORRECT ANSWER
I use my glasses to read on the computer because I can see!
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? In this example we need to use the connective 'because'. Using 'because' explains to the reader why the boy in the sentence is wearing glasses. If we had used 'if' the sentence wouldn't make sense. Remember you need to use a capital letter to start your sentence and a full stop to finish.
  • Question 9

Look at these clauses. How could you join them together?

Tick the best connective below.

 

cow Pint and glass of milk
Cows are kept on farms. They make milk to drink.
CORRECT ANSWER
because
EDDIE SAYS
You could use 'because' to join these clauses.
Cows are kept on farms because they make milk to drink. Keep up the super effort!
  • Question 10

Look at these clauses. How could you join them together?

Tick the best connective below.

 

It's my birthday party today. Let's blow up lots of balloons!
CORRECT ANSWER
so
EDDIE SAYS
The connective 'so' joins these clauses together.
It's my birthday party today so let's blow up lots of balloons!
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