We sometimes call conjunctions 'joining words'. Can you think why?


Can you spot the conjunctions in these sentences? Copy the sentences into your book and underline the conjunctions.

1. I put on my shoes and I went out to play.

2. I can't eat my sweets until after dinner.

3. I can't go out tonight because I have to stay in and do my homework.

4. It had been a long time since I had last played football.

5. I was going to eat the sweets but I saved them for my sister.

6. She was nice to me although she wouldn't let me play with the lego.

Use conjunctions to make these sentences more interesting.

7. I can't go swimming. I have forgotten my swimming trunks.

8. I'd like to go to the park. My mum won't let me.

9. The old woman wanted to feed her dog. There was nothing in the cupboard.

10. I bought some sweets. I ate them on the way home.

11. The teacher was cross. She was late.

12. I went to the pictures. I really wanted to stay at home.

13. I couldn't go out. My dad came home.


14. Look through your reading book. Write down any conjunctions that you can find.


15. How many different meanings can you give these two sentences by combining them using different conjunctions?

I can't go out to play. My cat has died.


Conjunctions (2)

I went to the toilet.


I wasn't allowed to.

I didn't know what to do.


There wasn't any.

I wanted to have some weets.


I had to wait.

Nobody was talking to me.


I went swimming yesterday.

I needed to talk to the teacher.


I could've done something else.

I got on with my work.


I had to go home.

I was angry.


The teacher was talking.

I messed about.


Jamie was talking to me.

I was going to go to recorder practice.


Nobody was there.

I was singing a song.


We went out to play.