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Understand Adding and Emphasising Connectives

In this worksheet, students practise identifying and using connectives that add information and give emphasis.

'Understand Adding and Emphasising Connectives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Build Paragraph Cohesion

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Connectives are used to make links between and within sentences, and they help writing to flow.

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In these sentences information is being added or emphasised, and the connectives used are often referred to as adding and emphasising connectives.

He ran a personal best in the 100m sprint. Moreover, it was a new Olympic record.

My little sister doesn't like eating vegetables. In particular, she really hates peas.

 

All the connectives in the list can be used for adding or emphasising information, but they are connecting adverbs rather than conjunctions. This means that they should be used to link two sentences rather than to join two clauses within a sentence.

moreover

also

furthermore

in addition

above all

indeed

in particular

besides

 

The boy was tired and dirty. Furthermore, he looked like he hadn't eaten for days.

(NotThe boy was tired and dirty furthermore he looked like he hadn't eaten for days.)

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I like watching athletics. Above all, I love the triathlon.

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I think swearing is very unpleasant. Furthermore, it shouldn't be allowed on television.

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I don't want to go to the beach. Besides, it's going to rain.

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

Callum had very nice manners. Indeed, he always held the door open for other people.

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

In addition

Nevertheless

Furthermore

Above all

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

Indeed

Because

In particular

Besides

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

Moreover

Whereas

Above all

Also

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Katie was a very hard worker. __________, she always handed her homework in on time.

Furthermore

Meanwhile

However

Moreover

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Jake is a football fan. __________, he really loves Liverpool.

In particular

Yet

However

Above all

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

It is going to be very cold tonight. __________, it might even snow.

Furthermore

Nevertheless

But

In addition

  • Question 1

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I like watching athletics. Above all, I love the triathlon.

CORRECT ANSWER
Above all
EDDIE SAYS
A great try! Well done! 'Above all' highlights to the reader that although the subject of the sentence enjoys watching athletics, the 'triathlon' is actually their favourite.
  • Question 2

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I think swearing is very unpleasant. Furthermore, it shouldn't be allowed on television.

CORRECT ANSWER
Furthermore
EDDIE SAYS
Great effort! 'Furthermore' is used to link the second sentence with the previous. This shows the reader that although a new sentence has started the topic is being continued.
  • Question 3

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

I don't want to go to the beach. Besides, it's going to rain.

CORRECT ANSWER
Besides
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! 'Besides' is used to highlight reason in this example. The subject does not want to go to the beach because it is raining. 'Besides' is used to link the reason to the event.
  • Question 4

Identify the connective used for adding or emphasising information in these sentences. Write it in the answer box.

 

Callum had very nice manners. Indeed, he always held the door open for other people.

CORRECT ANSWER
Indeed
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? Remember you are looking for a connective not a conjunction. A connective can link two separate sentences together. Conjunctions are used to link two clauses together in the same sentence.
  • Question 5

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

CORRECT ANSWER
Nevertheless
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky one! 'Nevertheless' is often used to show that the second point that is made contrasts with the first. If a writer wanted to emphasise a point they would be continuing the same topic not one that could disagree.
  • Question 6

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

CORRECT ANSWER
Because
EDDIE SAYS
Your doing great! 'Because' is used to give the reader a reason as to why something has happened. It does not highlight or emphasise a point to the reader.
  • Question 7

Which of the words in the list is not an adding or emphasising connective?

CORRECT ANSWER
Whereas
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? Again 'Whereas' is generally used to show the difference between topics that are similar. They would not emphasise the same idea to the reader.
  • Question 8

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Katie was a very hard worker. __________, she always handed her homework in on time.

CORRECT ANSWER
Furthermore
Moreover
EDDIE SAYS
Fantastic effort! Both these options stress to the reader how hard working 'Katie' was.
  • Question 9

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

Jake is a football fan. __________, he really loves Liverpool.

CORRECT ANSWER
In particular
Above all
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! Both options continue to highlight the same idea that 'Jake loves football'. Both option 2 and 3 would be used to give a different idea.
  • Question 10

Which of the connectives in the list could be used to complete the sentence? Tick two boxes.

 

It is going to be very cold tonight. __________, it might even snow.

CORRECT ANSWER
Furthermore
In addition
EDDIE SAYS
High five! You've got this! Remember emphasising connectives need to highlight and stress the same idea to the reader. Both 'furthermore' and 'in addition;' could be used to do this.
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