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Investigate Time Connectives

In this worksheet, students identify a range of connectives that signal time sequences.

'Investigate Time Connectives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Conjunctions, Adverbs and Prepositions

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Worksheet Overview

Read this account of a trip to the seaside.


 

We went on the beach and then we built a sandcastle and then we had an ice cream and then we went paddling and then we played cricket and then we had fish and chips.

 

Did you notice that it was all one long sentence and that 'and then' was used five times?

 

We can make our writing much more interesting by using time connectives. These are words that link sentences and show the order that things happened.

 

We went on the beach. First of all we built a sandcastle and then we had an ice cream. After that we went paddling. Later on we played cricket and finally we had fish and chips.

 

Instead of one long sentence, the account has been split up so that no more than two ideas are linked. This time, 'and then' has only been used once.

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