Sentence Level Learning at Home 13.1.11
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.
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.
- The rainforest is beautiful.
- I am looking forward to residential.
- I hope we see lots of animals.
- I think the talent show will be good fun.
- Elephants are beautiful creatures.
- The tree fell down.
- 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