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Identify and Use Subordinating Conjunctions

In this worksheet, students will identify subordinating conjunctions and begin to add them into their writing.

'Identify and Use Subordinating Conjunctions' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Subordination Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Subordinating conjunctions make our writing more interesting.

We can use words like: although, because, since, to extend our sentences and make our writing more interesting, like this:


Although the climb was steep, the view from the top of the hill was worth all the effort.

As the hot air balloon floated higher, the world below looked like a miniature toy town.


hot air balloon cartoon


If you listen closely, you can hear the tiny birds singing in the branches, their voices sweet as bells.


birds on blossom branch


While the sun peeped through the clouds, painting the puddles with gold, the children jumped in, giggling with delight.


In these examples, the conjunction is at the beginning of the sentence, so make sure you look there first when we are spotting subordinating conjunctions.


In this activity, we will be spotting subordinating conjunctions and clauses - looking for those all-important joining words.


girl peeking around book


Good luck!

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