Sentence Home Learning 7.2.12
What is a complex sentence? A sentence with a main clause and a subordinate clause. Complex sentences are the key to adding meaning to your writing. We slowed down as soon as we saw the python on the side of the road. I have joined the two clauses together with a connective. The subbordinate clause is in italics.
I could have put the connective and the subordinate clause first e.g. As soon as we saw the python, we slowed down. I need to put a coma after the subordinate clause if it is first.
I have a good time whenever I go away with my friends.
Whenever I go away with my friends, I have a good time.
Below is a list of ten simple sentences. Have a go at adding a subordinate clause to each sentence. Connect the two clauses with a connective. scroll down for a list of useful connectives. Play around with where you put the subordinate clause, before or after the simple sentence. Be adventurous, don’t just use because all the time!
- I was looking forward to residential.
- The rainforest is beautiful.
- We saw lots of animals.
- The talent show was good fun.
- Pythons are beautiful creatures.
- We planted trees.
- The tiger roared.
- The snake slithered along the ground.
- It was cold in the morning.
- I got home.
Make up ten more Khao Yai/rainforest themed complex sentences and link the clauses together with a connective.
as soon as
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