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Sentence Level Learning at Home 13.1.11

Published Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Last updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Due 17.1.11

What is a complex sentence? A sentence with a main clause and a subordinate clause. E.g. We are going on residential as soon as we arrive in school on Monday morning. 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 arrive we school on Monday morning, we will be going on residential. I need to put a comma after the subordinate clause if it is at the beginning of the sentence.

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.

Please complete the sheet you have been given in class - you must write two complex sentences for each simple sentence - one with a connective at the beginning and one with a connective in the middle.

For the verb sheet - you only need to write down 4 or 5 alternative verbs for each section (only do this if you have time in your forty minutes).

Alternatively you can use the sentences below:

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. Play around with where you put the extra clause, before or after the simple sentence. There is a useful list of connectives at the bottom. Do this work in your yellow books.

Be adventurous, try to use a new connective in each sentence.  

  1. The rainforest is beautiful.
  2. I am looking forward to residential.
  3. I hope we see lots of animals.
  4. I think the talent  show will be good fun.
  5. Elephants are beautiful creatures.
  6. The tree fell down.
  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 soon as













even though






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I did the homework on the sheet

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011