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Adding clauses to sentences worksheet

Adding clauses to sentences

Look at the following simple sentences. Can you turn them into compound and complex sentences with the conjunctions given?

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Using the subjunctive worksheet

Using the subjunctive

The subjunctive is used to express wishes, hopes, commands, demands or suggestions. The subjunctive is the same as the (indicative) verbs we use in most every case, but different in the third person singular (we remove the ‘s’) and when using to be (the forms ‘I were’ and ‘they be’ are used). Can you identify sentences in which the subjunctive has been used?

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Transitive and intransitive verbs worksheet

Transitive and intransitive verbs

A transitive verb is one that needs an object to complete its meaning in a sentence. An intransitive verb does not need an object. Complete these sentences with the given verbs.

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Transitive and intransitive verbs: writing sentences worksheet

Transitive and intransitive verbs: writing sentences

When you’re deciding if a verb is transitive or intransitive, remember: if you can say what or whom the verb affected in the sentence, it’s transitive. Look at each of these pictures. Write a sentence to go with them. Is the verb you’ve used transitive or intransitive?

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Transitive and intransitive verbs: making sentences out of word cards

Transitive and intransitive verbs: making sentences out of word cards

A transitive verb is one that needs an object to complete its meaning. Cut out these words and see if you can put them together to make three sentences containing transitive verbs and three sentences containing intransitive verbs.

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Subjunctive: writing your own sentences worksheet

Subjunctive: writing your own sentences

The subjunctive is used to express things that may happen as well as wishes, hopes, commands or suggestions. Can you complete each of the sentences below using the subjunctive?

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Subjunctive or future tense worksheet

Subjunctive or future tense?

The subjunctive is a verb form or mood used to express things that could or should happen (wishes, hopes, commands, demands or suggestions). Look at these sentences. Can you identify which are written in the future tense and which are subjunctive?

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Subjunctive: matching halves of sentences worksheet

Subjunctive: matching halves of sentences

The subjunctive is used to express things that may happen. It is used to express wishes, hopes, commands or suggestions. Ten sentences that use the subjunctive have been cut in half and then mixed up. Can you match them up in a way that makes sense?

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Sorting sentences containing transitive and intransitive verbs worksheet

Sorting sentences containing transitive and intransitive verbs

A transitive verb needs an object to complete its meaning in a sentence. An intransitive verb does not need an object. Can you cut out these sentences and sort them into a transitive-verbs pile and an intransitive-verbs pile?

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Writing your own sentences containing determiners worksheet

Writing your own sentences containing determiners

Determiners are words that identify nouns. There are different kinds of determiners. Can you write some sentences with different kinds of determiners?

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Writing noun phrases worksheet

Writing noun phrases

A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Look at these sentences. All the noun phrases are underlined. Can you expand each noun phrase and write a new, more descriptive sentence underneath?

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Writing in the present perfect tense worksheet

Writing in the present perfect tense

The present perfect tense is formed by adding the present tense of the verb ‘have’ to the past participle of the main verb. Can you complete these sentences using the present perfect?

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What is ellipsis worksheet

What is ellipsis?

Ellipsis literally means to leave something out. Ellipsis (or suspension points) are a form of punctuation represented by three dots. In a story, we might use ellipsis if someone starts a sentence but doesn’t finish it. It is also often used to build suspense at the end of a paragraph or chapter. Where and why has ellipsis been used in this extract from a story?

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Using the present perfect worksheet

Using the present perfect

The present perfect is formed by the present tense of the verb to have and the past participle of the main verb. Look at this dialogue between two people. Can you underline all the sentences that contain the present perfect?

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Using the present perfect tense worksheet

Using the present perfect tense

Can you cut out these sentences halves and pair them up in a way that makes sense using the present perfect tense?

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Using prepositional phrases worksheet

Using prepositional phrases

Prepositional phrases tell us more about a particular noun or verb. They always contain a preposition as well as a noun. Cut out these sentence starters and prepositional phrases. Can you match them up?

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Using hyphens worksheet

Using hyphens

Sometimes we use hyphens to join a prefix and a root word, especially if the prefix ends with a vowel and the root word starts with a vowel. Cut out these prefixes, hyphens and root words. See if you can assemble them to make words.

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Using ellipsis in stories worksheet

Using ellipsis in stories

In writing, an ellipsis (...) shows that something has been left out or that someone has started a sentence but hasn’t finished it. It can also be used to build suspense at the end of a paragraph or chapter. Where and why has ellipsis been used in this story extract?

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Using ellipsis in quotations worksheet

Using ellipsis in quotations

We use ellipsis (three dots) to show that some words have been left out of a quotation. Look at these quotations. Decide on some text to remove and then show that words are missing by using ellipsis.

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Using dashes to add information worksheet

Using dashes to add information

Dashes can be used to indicate parenthesis (brackets can be used for the same purpose). Where do you think the dashes should go in these sentences?

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