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Year 4 Noun Phrases and Pronouns SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF writing worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using noun phrases and pronouns in Year 4.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Underline all of the noun phrases or pronouns used to describe Rex the dog
  • Challenge
    Write different noun phrases or pronouns to describe the objects
  • Test
    Circle the pronouns in the sentences
  • Explain
    Using your own words, explain why a writer might want to use different noun phrases or pronouns when writing about the same subject
  • Apply
    Write a recount of George Spicer encountering the Loch Ness Monster. Be sure to include a variety of noun phrases and pronouns to describe the monster

This challenge features activities that include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

What is a noun phrase?

A noun phrase is a phrase with a noun as its head. A noun phrase can be replaced by a pronoun.

Noun phrases KS2 examples

Some foxes

Foxes with bushy tails

Adult foxes can jump

Almost all healthy adult foxes in this area can jump

She waved to her mother

What is a pronoun?

A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun in a sentence. Pronouns are used to avoid repeating the same noun again and again.

Pronoun examples

She waved to him.

His mother is over there.

This will be an overnight visit.

He is the one who broke it.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition

  • 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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