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Understand Qualifying Connectives

In this worksheet, students practise identifying and using connectives that are used to qualify information.

'Understand Qualifying Connectives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Build Paragraph Cohesion

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

In the following sentences, one event depends on another. They are called conditional sentences and the connectives used are often referred to as qualifying connectives.

We will have a barbeque provided it doesn't rain.

If you work hard we will go out to play early.

 

All the connectives in the list are conjunctions, which means that they are used to join two clauses within the same sentence.

provided

as long as

if

unless

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

As long as Peter gets here soon, we will go swimming.

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

You can have some pudding provided you eat up your vegetables.

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

I will send you both to bed if you don't stop arguing!

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

We won't be able to get to school unless it stops snowing.

Which word in the list is not a qualifying conjunction?

provided

if

because

unless

Which word in the list is not a qualifying conjunction?

as long as

whenever

provided

if

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

I can't help you __________ you stop crying and tell me what's wrong.

if

unless

provided

because

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

__________ we can find somewhere to stop the car, we will have a coffee break soon.

Whereas

Unless

Provided

Even though

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

I will be happy __________ I have my puppy Holly with me.

likewise

therefore

otherwise

as long as

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

__________ you don't listen carefully, you won't be allowed on the equipment.

As long as

If

Unless

Provided

  • Question 1

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

As long as Peter gets here soon, we will go swimming.

CORRECT ANSWER
as long as
  • Question 2

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

You can have some pudding provided you eat up your vegetables.

CORRECT ANSWER
provided
  • Question 3

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

I will send you both to bed if you don't stop arguing!

CORRECT ANSWER
if
  • Question 4

Identify the qualifying conjunction in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

We won't be able to get to school unless it stops snowing.

CORRECT ANSWER
unless
  • Question 5

Which word in the list is not a qualifying conjunction?

CORRECT ANSWER
because
  • Question 6

Which word in the list is not a qualifying conjunction?

CORRECT ANSWER
whenever
  • Question 7

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

I can't help you __________ you stop crying and tell me what's wrong.

CORRECT ANSWER
unless
  • Question 8

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

__________ we can find somewhere to stop the car, we will have a coffee break soon.

CORRECT ANSWER
Provided
  • Question 9

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

I will be happy __________ I have my puppy Holly with me.

CORRECT ANSWER
as long as
  • Question 10

Which of the words in the list can be used to complete the following sentence? Tick one box.

 

__________ you don't listen carefully, you won't be allowed on the equipment.

CORRECT ANSWER
If
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