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connective is a word or phrase that links clauses or sentences. Connectives can be conjunctions (eg but, when, because) or connecting adverbs (eg however, then, therefore).


Copy the sentences below in your best handwriting and fill in the missing spaces or underline your connective.

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Recap conjunctions and other connectives using the Powerpoint below

Don't forget that you can check your answers using the answer sheets at the bottom of the page! 

Now have a go at this game! How about going up against someone in your house?

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Look at the picture below. Can you write 10 sentences explaining what is happening in the picture. Make sure you use a range of conjunctions to link your different clauses. Try thinking of the FANBOYS conjunctions that we have learnt. (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)

For example:


  • The giraffe poked his head out of the window curiously because he could see some meerkats. 
  • The orangutan decided to wait for the next bus so he could sit down comfortably. 
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  1. Ben went to the doctor because he was feeling ill.
  2. Sam was happy, however he felt tears fill his eyes.
  3. Jimmy entered the room despite feeling nervous.
  4. His face turned red because he was embarrassed.  
  5. It was raining whilst he ate his pie.
  6. Sunny weather always makes people smile and laugh.
  7. Although it was windy, he still wore his hat.
  8. Walking quickly, the elderly lady grasped her hat as she thought it would blow off.
  9. It is sunny today. However, my teacher says we must stay inside.

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