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Join Sentences in Different Ways 2

In this worksheet, students practise using a range of connectives to join sentences.

'Join Sentences in Different Ways 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend Sentence Composition

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10


 

Stephen put on his hat and scarf. It was a cold day.

 

These two sentences can be joined using the word because.

Stephen put on his hat and scarf because it was a cold day.

 

We can also use the word as to join the sentences.

Stephen put on his hat and scarf as it was a cold day.

 

We can also join them using the word so, but we have to swap them round to do this.

It was a cold day so Stephen put on his hat and scarf.

 

Our writing is more interesting if we use different connecting words to join sentences.

Use the word because to join these two sentences.

 

Mo went to bed early. He was tired.

This time, join the sentences using the word as.

 

Mo went to bed early. He was tired.

This time, join the sentences using the word so.

(You will need to start with 'Mo was tired...').

 

Mo went to bed early. He was tired.

Join these sentences using the word because.

 

Jasmine was nervous. She was singing a solo in the concert.

Join the sentences using the word so this time. Think about which words you will need to swap around.

 

Jasmine was nervous. She was singing a solo in the concert.

Join these sentences using the word because. Will you need to swap anything round?

 

It was dark outside. Kerry took her torch with her.

Join these sentences using the word as.

 

They decided to go home. It was getting dark.

Join these sentences using the word because.

 

Kayla couldn't go on the school trip. She hadn't brought back her permission letter.

Join these sentences using the word so.

 

Barbara couldn't go to Alice's party. She was away on holiday.

Join these sentences using the word because.

 

Padma was very happy. She was getting a puppy for Christmas.

  • Question 1

Use the word because to join these two sentences.

 

Mo went to bed early. He was tired.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mo went to bed early because he was tired.
  • Question 2

This time, join the sentences using the word as.

 

Mo went to bed early. He was tired.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mo went to bed early as he was tired.
  • Question 3

This time, join the sentences using the word so.

(You will need to start with 'Mo was tired...').

 

Mo went to bed early. He was tired.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mo was tired so he went to bed early.
EDDIE SAYS
This one is trickier as we have to swap round 'Mo' and 'he' as well as changing the order of the sentences.
  • Question 4

Join these sentences using the word because.

 

Jasmine was nervous. She was singing a solo in the concert.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jasmine was nervous because she was singing a solo in the concert.
  • Question 5

Join the sentences using the word so this time. Think about which words you will need to swap around.

 

Jasmine was nervous. She was singing a solo in the concert.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jasmine was singing a solo in the concert so she was nervous.
EDDIE SAYS
It is better to use the person's name at the beginning of the sentence and then 'he' or 'she' after that.
  • Question 6

Join these sentences using the word because. Will you need to swap anything round?

 

It was dark outside. Kerry took her torch with her.

CORRECT ANSWER
Kerry took her torch with her because it was dark outside.
  • Question 7

Join these sentences using the word as.

 

They decided to go home. It was getting dark.

CORRECT ANSWER
They decided to go home as it was getting dark.
  • Question 8

Join these sentences using the word because.

 

Kayla couldn't go on the school trip. She hadn't brought back her permission letter.

CORRECT ANSWER
Kayla couldn't go on the school trip because she hadn't brought back her permission letter.
  • Question 9

Join these sentences using the word so.

 

Barbara couldn't go to Alice's party. She was away on holiday.

CORRECT ANSWER
Barbara was away on holiday so she couldn't go to Alice's party.
  • Question 10

Join these sentences using the word because.

 

Padma was very happy. She was getting a puppy for Christmas.

CORRECT ANSWER
Padma was very happy because she was getting a puppy for Christmas.
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