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Learn to Use Prepositions to Express Time

In this worksheet, students will practise using prepositions (before, after) to express time.

'Learn to Use Prepositions to Express Time' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Assess Grammar and Vocabulary

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Worksheet Overview

To make our writing more interesting and varied, we can use prepositions to add detail.


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Prepositions are used to describe where or when something is compared to something else.  Some examples are behind, during, after.


In this activity, we will be using the prepositions before and after


Let's look at how we can use them in our writing.


Here is a simple sentence:

She watched television.


We can extend this sentence, giving the reader more information, by adding one of our prepositions.


She watched television before school.

Before school, she watched television.

She watched television after school.

After school, she watched television.


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You can see that we can use these preposition phrases at the beginning or the middle of a sentence.


Are you ready to practise identifying these words and adding them to a sentence?  Let's go!

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