Year 3 Subordinating Conjunctions SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using subordinating conjunctions in Y3.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Complete the example sentences that contain subordinating conjunctions.
  • Challenge
    Look at the image provided and write three sentences using one of the subordinating conjunctions provided in each sentence.
  • Test
    Circle the subordinating conjunctions in the example sentences, then put four subordinating conjunction into the blanks in the sentences provided so that Mike and his dad are working at the same time.
  • Explain
    Using your own words, explain what a subordinating conjunction is.
  • Apply
    Write a passage about the race shown in the image provided, including at least three subordinating conjunctions to show that you know how to use them.

Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

What is a subordinating conjunction?

A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinating clause, and joins it to the main clause in a sentence.

Subordinating conjunction examples

  • Gina has been thrilled ever since Jenny arrived.
  • The dog is barking because he wants to go for a walk.
  • We need to clean up so that the classroom is tidy for tomorrow morning.
  • I like living here even though the neighbours can sometimes be noisy.

Subordinating conjunctions list

  • After
  • Although
  • As
  • As if
  • As long as
  • Because
  • Before
  • Even though
  • If
  • If only
  • Now
  • Now that
  • Once
  • Provided
  • Rather than
  • Since
  • So that
  • Than
  • That
  • Though
  • Till
  • Unless
  • Until
  • When
  • Where
  • Whether
  • Which
  • While

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Use subordinating conjunctions (eg when) to introduce a subordinate clause

  • Worksheets featuring five sections: understand challenge test explain and apply. Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses with eye-catching images as prompts
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