Connectives
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Connectives

This quiz is about connectives. It adds connectives that contradict the first clause such as ‘however’, ‘but’ and ‘yet’. This will aid sentence level work as suggested in the National Curriculum. In addition it will improve KS1 children’s English writing, speech and literacy.

When we write, we can join two short sentences together using a connective. Some connectives add information to the first sentence whilst others will disagree. An example is: ‘I like chocolate’ – now I add: ‘but too much is bad for me.’ The word ‘but’ is connecting the two sentences/clauses together and the second sentence disagrees with what I’m doing.

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  1. 'He climbed as high as he could'/'he didn't like the view.' Which connective/conjunction would you not use to join these two sentences together?
    Koala bears have long claws to help them climb trees.
  2. Which word is not a connective?
    Again, these are all connectives that disagree with the first part of the sentence.
  3. 'You can do it yourself'/'you are so clever' - Which connective/conjunction would you use to join these two sentences together?
    As you can see, there are many connectives and conjunctions available, so make sure you write two clause sentences with one in!
  4. Finish this sentence: I'll lend you some money...
    The first coins were made around 2,500 years ago.
  5. Which of these words is not a connective?
    These connectives would all oppose or disagree with the first part of a sentence.
  6. Which of these words is not a connective or a conjunction?
    Connectives work in the same way as a conjunction. They are words that link two clauses (or sentences) together.
  7. Finish this sentence: They loved maths...
    The word 'yet' means 'despite', so here it is saying they loved maths but....then something to do with them not liking it - that's why it's an opposing connective.
  8. 'It's horrible'/'I'll eat it all.' Which connective/conjunction would you not use to join these two sentences together?
    When you join two sentences make sure you still only have one capital letter for the beginning of the sentence and one full stop at the end.
  9. Finish this sentence: A cat chased a mouse...
    Remember that the two sentences you are joining should still make sense when put together.
  10. 'The weather was terrible'/'they still played outside.' Which connective/conjunction would you use to join these two sentences together?
    We have different names for types of clouds.

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