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Sentence Home Learning 7.2.12

Published Tuesday, February 07, 2012.
Last updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Due 9.2.11

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.

Same again...

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!

  1. I was looking forward to residential.
  2. The rainforest is beautiful.
  3. We saw lots of animals.
  4. The talent  show was good fun.
  5. Pythons are beautiful creatures.
  6. We planted trees.
  7. The tiger roared.
  8. The snake slithered along the ground.
  9. It was cold in the morning. 
  10. I got home.

Optional Extra

Make up ten more Khao Yai/rainforest themed complex sentences and link the clauses together with a connective.

as

as soon as

after

before

although

immediately

when

whenever

while

so

but

because

whenever

despite

even though

however

until

since

whereas

unless


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