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Capital letters revision worksheet

Capital letters revision

Do you know all the occasions when capital letters should be used? Read the following sentences and circle any letters that should be capitals.

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Apostrophes for possession and omission worksheet

Apostrophes for possession and omission

Apostrophes are used to show possession (belonging) and omission (missing letters). To show possession for singular nouns, the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’. To show possession for plural nouns, the apostrophe goes after the ‘s,’ if the plural is formed using an ‘s.’But to show possession for irregular plural nouns (women, men, children, mice), the apostrophe goes before the ‘s’. Read the following sentences and circle the correct word.

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Adding adjectives, similes and metaphors to your writing

Adding adjectives, similes and metaphors to your writing

The boy walked through the field.... a bit of a boring sentence, yes? Can you make it more interesting by first adding an adjective, then a simile and then a metaphor.

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Active and passive sentences revision

Active and passive sentences revision

Can you spot the difference between an active and passive verb? Read the following passage and underline all the active verbs, then circle all the passive verbs.

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Writing simple, compound and complex sentences worksheet

Writing simple, compound and complex sentences

Look at each of the following pictures. Can you write a simple, compound and complex sentence to go with each one?

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Writing main clauses worksheet

Writing main clauses

A main clause can stand on its own and make complete sense. It is a simple sentence. A subordinate clause depends on the main clause to make sense. The following sentences are all missing their main clauses. Can you write them in where you think they should go?

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Using adverbs to connect clauses worksheet

Using adverbs to connect clauses

A subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb, but it needs to be attached to a main clause because it cannot make sense on its own. Clauses can be linked by conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs. Adverbs are used to show sequence (eventually, finally, meanwhile), contrast (however, on the other hand) or cause and effect (therefore, subsequently). Which of the red adverbs from inside the brackets above would fit into the sentences below?

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Synonyms in a non-fiction text worksheet

Synonyms in a non-fiction text

Synonyms are words that have similar meaning. When we write a non-fiction text, we often need to use synonyms so that we do not keep repeating the same word. Read through this passage. Every underlined word can be paired a synonym (also underlined) in the text. Can you find all the pairs of synonyms?

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Synonym or antonym worksheet

Synonym or antonym?

Synonyms are words that have similar meaning; antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Each of the following sentences contains either a pair of synonyms or a pair of antonyms. Underline each pair of words and then write in the box beside it whether they are synonyms or antonyms.

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Superlative adjectives worksheet

Superlative adjectives

Adjectives have three forms: positive, comparative and superlative. The comparative is used to compare one person or thing to another. The superlative form is used to compare one thing to all the others like it. Look at these sentences. Can you change the word in the box to its superlative form?

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Subordinating conjunctions worksheet

Subordinating conjunctions

A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinate clause (a clause that does not make sense on its own). Can you put each of these conjunctions into the gaps in the sentences below?

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Simple, compound or complex sentence worksheet

Simple, compound or complex sentence?

A simple sentence consists of just one clause. A compound sentence consists of two main clauses of equal weight joined by a conjunction. A complex sentence is made up of a main clause and one or more subordinate clauses. Conjunctions such as because, although, until are usually used to link the subordinate clauses to the main clause. Look at these sentences. Can you tick the right-hand column to show whether they are simple, compound or complex?

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Simple past or past perfect worksheet

Simple past or past perfect?

The past perfect is a verb tense that is used to describe an action that has occurred before another action in the past. Cut out these sentences. Which ones include verbs in the past perfect?

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Past perfect: writing your own sentences worksheet

Past perfect: writing your own sentences

The past perfect is a verb tense used to describe an action that has occurred before another action in the past. Look at these pairs of sentences. Can you rewrite each one as a sentence that contains both the past perfect and the simple past tense?

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Past perfect: matching halves of sentences worksheet

Past perfect: matching halves of sentences

The past perfect tense is used to describe an action that has occurred before another action in the past. Cut out these halves of sentences. Can you work out which past perfect tense first half should go with which past tense second half?

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Past perfect: completing sentences worksheet

Past perfect: completing sentences

We use the past perfect to talk about an action that occurred before another action in the past. Can you write your own sentences in the past perfect?

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Pairs of synonyms worksheet

Pairs of synonyms

Synonyms are words that have similar meaning. For example: ‘overjoyed’ is a synonym for ‘happy’. Cut out the following words. Can you match up the pairs of synonyms?

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Matching up main and subordinate clauses worksheet

Matching up main and subordinate clauses

A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb (a doing word). A main clause makes sense on its own. A subordinate clause is dependent on a main clause and does not make sense on its own. Cut out the (blue) main clauses, the (orange) conjunctions and the (purple) subordinate clauses. Match them up to make six sentences that make sense.

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Linking clauses with adverbs worksheet

Linking clauses with adverbs

Conjunctive adverbs connect one clause to another. They are used to show sequence (eventually, finally,meanwhile), contrast (however, on the other hand) or cause and effect (therefore, subsequently). Can you finish the sentences below by writing a subordinate clause to add to the main clause and adverb given?

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Joining sentences with conjunctions worksheet

Joining sentences with conjunctions

We link main clauses (which make sense on their own) and subordinate clauses (which depend on the main clause) using connectives. Connectives that join clauses can be conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs. Below is a main clause (in blue) followed by conjunctions (in orange). Can you complete each sentence with your own subordinate clauses?

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