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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. 

 

 

Your Task

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 ______________________ .

 

 

Complete these sentences in your exercise book.
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