Extending sentences with subordinating conjunctions
Here is a simple sentence with an adverb starter.
Hastily, Gerda leapt onto the boat.
adverb starter subject verb
Do we know why she leapt onto the boat?
By adding a subordinating conjunction with another clause we can tell the reader why.
Hastily, Gerda leapt onto the boat as she thought it would take her to Kay.
This has made a complex sentence with an adverb starter which is a Year 4 skill.
Extend the simple sentences with adverb starters to make them complex. You will need to choose a subordinating conjunction from the list below before extending the sentence. The first two have been selected for you.
after while as since before until although
Instantly, the Snow Queen gave a loud cry before _____________ .
Immediately, she ordered her men to take the mirror since _______.
Suddenly, the Snow Queen appeared ____________________ .
Cheerfully, Kay and Gerda embraced ______________________ .