Year 6 Grammar worksheets by Subject
When there is just one of a noun, we say it is SINGULAR. When there are two or more of a noun, we say it is PLURAL. Usually, plurals end in -s or -es. However, there are some irregular plurals. See if you can find all the irregular plurals for the following words hidden in this wordsearch. You may need to look some of them up in the dictionary.
A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Can you rewrite these sentences using expanded noun phrases containing adjectives, or to tell readers something about place or time? Then rewrite these sentences using expanded noun phrases that use superlatives, or that mention a person.
Usually nouns have an article before them. Look at these paragraphs. Underline all the definite articles in blue and all the indefinite articles in red.
When we talk about clauses in a sentence, we mean their parts. Clauses always have a noun and a verb in them and are often linked by a connective. These sentences each have two clauses with a comma or connective between them. Underline each of the separate clauses.
Semi-colons are used in a similar way to commas, but they mark a stronger division. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the semi-colon should go?
A pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun. We use pronouns so that we don’t have to keep repeating a noun in our writing. Which nouns would you replace with pronouns in this passage?
On the first page of this worksheet you’ll find twenty root words. They all make sense on their own, but they could all have either a prefix (a letter string that goes at the beginning of a word) or a suffix (a letter string that goes at the end of a word) added to them. On the second page you’ll find twenty prefixes and suffixes. You need to cut out all these cards and then work out which prefix or suffix goes with each root word. To make things harder, we are not telling you which are suffixes and which are prefixes!
Dashes can be used to show a change in thought during a sentence. They can also be used to drop some extra information into a sentence or they can also be used to create emphasis. Look through these sentences and put dashes in where you think they should go.
Colons are used in sentences when a fact or a list is being presented. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the colon should go?
Brackets are used to separate off an extra piece of information in a sentence. Without the information in the brackets, the sentence would still make sense. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the brackets should go?
An adverb modifies a verb (explains how it is being done). Adverbs usually end in -ly. Look at these sentences. What adverbs could you add to them?
Can you complete this mini-crossword? The words you need start with the prefix prim- and are listed below. What do you think prim- means?
Paragraphs are sections of writing. In information texts, writers try to make sure that each area of the subject they are writing about is separated into paragraphs. Can you group the information on these pages into paragraphs?
Each object in this poem is personified by a powerful verb and an adverb. Can you underline all the verbs in blue and all the adverbs in pink? Then draw four of the personified objects behaving as they are described.
The suffix ‘ology’ means ‘to study’. Can you look up these words in the dictionary and find out what study they relate to? Write each word in the box in the middle to practise spelling it. What other unusual ‘ologies’ can you discover?
All these words begin with the prefix micro-. Can you cut them out and match them up with the correct definitions? Looking at these words and definitions, what do you think the prefix micro- means? Have a go working it out and then check your answer on the internet or in the library.
How good are you at sorting information? Can you cut out these statements, put them in order and then arrange them into paragraphs?
‘The goblin’s curse’ story does not include any speech between the king and queen. Think back to the moment when the king has sent Orion off to find the goblin. Imagine that the king has gone to tell the queen what is going to happen. How would their conversation unfold?
Adverbs are a great way to give the reader more information and make your writing much more interesting. Think about adverbs you could add to each of the verbs highlighted in pink. There is a box of adverbs to help you, but see if you can think of some of your own as well.