Year 6 Grammar worksheets by Subject
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?
Can you identify if these sentences are simple, compound or complex?
Verb tenses tell us when an action took place. The past perfect tense is used to describe an action that has occurred before another action in the past. Look at the following sentences. Can you underline the verbs that are in the past perfect?
A clause is a part of a sentence that contains a verb. A subordinate clause is one that is dependent on a main clause and does not make sense on its own. We use connectives to join two clauses. Read these sentences. Can you underline the main clause in blue, the subordinate clause in red and the conjunction in green?
Co-ordinating conjunctions join clauses of equal weight. Subordinating conjunctions join main clauses and the subordinate clauses that depend on them. Read these sentences. Can you underline the main clause in blue, the subordinate clause in red and the conjunction in black?
We use co-ordinating conjunctions to join two clauses of a sentence that are of ‘equal weight’ (each one could be a stand-alone sentence). Read these sentences and think about which co-ordinating conjunction could go in each gap.
We use co-ordinating conjunctions to join two clauses of a compound sentence that are of equal weight. A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinate clause (a clause that does not make sense on its own). Read the following sentences and tick whether you think the conjunction used in each is co-ordinating or subordinating
A simple sentence is made up of one clause. A compound sentence is made up of two clauses of equal weight. A complex sentence is made up of a main clause and a subordinate clause. Can you reorder these words to reveal three sentences that make sense?
Look at the following simple sentences. Can you turn them into compound and complex sentences with the conjunctions given?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
Determiners are words that identify nouns. There are different kinds of determiners. Can you write some sentences with different kinds of determiners?
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?