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Sentences (Connectives) 1
The sentence "The sun came out and we went for a picnic" uses the connective "and". A connective is otherwise known as a conjunction.

Sentences (Connectives) 1

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Sentences can be joined using connectives (conjunctions). Simple connectives, or joining words, are 'and', 'so, 'or' and 'but'. Sentences without these little words don't make much sense!

Practice your skills by playing this first quiz on the subject.

1.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
She hit the ball. She scored a point.
She hit the ball and she scored a point
She hit the ball or she scored a point
She hit the ball, she scored a point
She hit the ball. She scored a point
'And' connects the two sentences correctly
2.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
Do you like pizza? Do you prefer pasta?
Do you like pizza and do you prefer pasta
Do you like pizza or do you prefer pasta
Do you like pizza so do you prefer pasta
Do you like pizza, do you prefer pasta
'Or' introduces an alternative idea here
3.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
I'd like to go swimming. I must do my homework first.
I'd like to go swimming and I must do my homework first
I'd like to go swimming but I must do my homework first
I'd like to go swimming or I must do my homework first
I'd like to go swimming, I must do my homework first
'But' introduces the contrasting idea here
4.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
The ticket was expensive. She could just afford it.
The ticket was expensive but she could just afford it
The ticket was expensive or she could just afford it
The ticket was expensive she could just afford it
The ticket was expensive, she could just afford it
5.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
It was raining. We could not have our picnic.
It was raining but we could not have our picnic
It was raining so we could not have our picnic
It was raining, we could not have our picnic
It was raining. We could not have our picnic
6.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
He was late. He missed the film.
He was late but he missed the film
He was late or he missed the film
He was late so he missed the film
He was late, he missed the film
7.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
How much is this clock? Does it need batteries?
How much is this clock and does it need batteries
How much is this clock or does it need batteries
How much is this clock so does it need batteries
How much is this clock, does it need batteries
'And' connects the two sentences correctly
8.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
He let in the goal. His team still won the match.
He let in the goal and his team still won the match
He let in the goal but his team still won the match
He let in the goal, his team still won the match
He let in the goal. His team still won the match
'But' introduces the contrasting idea here
9.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
He was late. He missed the bus.
He was late or he missed the bus
He was late so he missed the bus
He was late, he missed the bus
He was late. He missed the bus
'So' gives the idea of consequence here
10.
Use simple connectives to join the following sentence correctly.
The sun shone. We were too late to stop for a picnic.
The sun shone but we were too late to stop for a picnic
The sun shone or we were too late to stop for a picnic
The sun shone so we were too late to stop for a picnic
The sun shone, we were too late to stop for a picnic
Author:  Sue Daish

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