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Use Words that Join Sentences

In this worksheet, students practise joining two short sentences together into one longer sentence using conjunctions.

'Use Words that Join Sentences' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We sometimes join two sentences together to make one longer sentence.


 

Liam is skipping. Jess is practising the hula hoop.

Liam is skipping and Jess is practising the hula hoop.

 

The word 'and' has been used to join the two sentences into one, but there are plenty of other words that can be used to join sentences as well.

Liam is skipping while Jess is practising the hula hoop.

 

In this worksheet you can practise finding 'joining words' in sentences.

Read these two sentences.

Jonny ate his dinner. He had a cup of tea.

 

Now read them again, joined into one long sentence.

Jonny ate his dinner then he had a cup of tea.

 

Which word has been used to join the two sentences together?

Jonny

then

tea

Which word has been used this time to join the two sentences together?

 

Katie stayed in bed. She felt ill.

Katie stayed in bed because she felt ill.

ill

bed

because

Which word has been used this time to join the two sentences together?

 

Parvati ate her breakfast. She went to school.

Parvati ate her breakfast before she went to school.

breakfast

Parvati

before

This time, write the joining word in the answer box.

 

Sam had a headache. He came home from school early.

Sam had a headache so he came home from school early.

Write the joining word in the answer box. The sentences have been swapped round to join them together.

 

Rory came home from school. He had a drink and a snack.

Rory had a drink and a snack after he came home from school.

Write the joining word in the answer box.

 

Mum read her book while Dad watched television.

Write the joining word in the answer box.

 

We wore our hats and scarves because it was cold.

Write the joining word in the answer box.

 

I had a sore throat so I went to the doctor.

For the last two questions you need to choose the best word from the list to join the two sentences.

 

Harriet went to bed __________ she was tired.

so

because

then

Choose the best word from the list to join the two sentences.

 

David put his wellies on __________ he went out in the rain.

after

before

so

  • Question 1

Read these two sentences.

Jonny ate his dinner. He had a cup of tea.

 

Now read them again, joined into one long sentence.

Jonny ate his dinner then he had a cup of tea.

 

Which word has been used to join the two sentences together?

CORRECT ANSWER
then
  • Question 2

Which word has been used this time to join the two sentences together?

 

Katie stayed in bed. She felt ill.

Katie stayed in bed because she felt ill.

CORRECT ANSWER
because
  • Question 3

Which word has been used this time to join the two sentences together?

 

Parvati ate her breakfast. She went to school.

Parvati ate her breakfast before she went to school.

CORRECT ANSWER
before
  • Question 4

This time, write the joining word in the answer box.

 

Sam had a headache. He came home from school early.

Sam had a headache so he came home from school early.

CORRECT ANSWER
so
  • Question 5

Write the joining word in the answer box. The sentences have been swapped round to join them together.

 

Rory came home from school. He had a drink and a snack.

Rory had a drink and a snack after he came home from school.

CORRECT ANSWER
after
  • Question 6

Write the joining word in the answer box.

 

Mum read her book while Dad watched television.

CORRECT ANSWER
while
  • Question 7

Write the joining word in the answer box.

 

We wore our hats and scarves because it was cold.

CORRECT ANSWER
because
  • Question 8

Write the joining word in the answer box.

 

I had a sore throat so I went to the doctor.

CORRECT ANSWER
so
  • Question 9

For the last two questions you need to choose the best word from the list to join the two sentences.

 

Harriet went to bed __________ she was tired.

CORRECT ANSWER
because
  • Question 10

Choose the best word from the list to join the two sentences.

 

David put his wellies on __________ he went out in the rain.

CORRECT ANSWER
before
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