A clause is a group of words which can be used either as a whole
sentence or as part of a sentence. A clause must always
have a verb in it.
The monster looked fierce.
He stared at Garry.
(Here we have 2 single-clause sentences.)
The monster looked fierce and he stared at Garry.
(You now have a two-clause sentence by joining the two single-clause
sentences together using a conjunction.)
Using an appropriate conjunction, make these two single-clause
sentences into a two-clause sentence. Set it out like the example
The monster looked scary. He looked angry.
The monster looked scary and angry.
- The monster jumped up and down. He stamped his feet.
- The monster looked terrifying. He was very friendly.
- He walked towards Garry. Garry told him to stop.
- The monster put down his club. He looked at Garry's glasses.
- Garry wasn't as scared. He was still cautious.
- The monster moved towards Garry. He bit his head off!
Copy these sentences and underline the two clauses in each one.
- The children were happy until the teacher shouted at them.
- Mark was upset because his cat had disappeared.
- Joan picked up the first prize and the best-groomed horse
- Neil was excited but his brother was a bit worried.
- Nobody would know until the end who the winner would be.
Each clause has a subject, who or what the sentence is about.
E.g. Harry held an apple. (Harry is the subject.)
Fill in a suitable subject to go with these single-clause sentences.
- ___________ ate a big bag of sweets.
- ___________ won the silver trophy.
- ___________ held a snake in their hands.
- ___________ lives in a lake in Scotland.
- ___________ were trapped in the farmyard.
- ___________ scored full marks in a test.
- ___________ eat grass and hay.
- ___________ shouted at the children.