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Year 6 Subjunctive Form KS2 SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using the subjunctive form in Year 6.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Tick the sentence in each pair that is written in the subjunctive form to show a wish or desire, and tick which of the next set of sentences are written in the subjunctive form to show something is urgent or important
  • Challenge
    Change these sentences to the subjunctive form
  • Test
    Tick the sentence that is the most formal, and place a word in each sentence so that it is written in the subjunctive form
  • Explain
    In your own words, explain when and why the subjunctive form is used, and use the image provided to write a sentence in the subjunctive form to describe the boy’s thoughts
  • Apply
    Imagine that you are an animal for the day. Which animal would you choose? Why would you choose that animal? What would you do whilst you were that animal?

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

What is subjunctive form?

The subjunctive form in KS2 is used in very formal speech and writing. It can be used to suggest or demand, or indicate something that is desired, especially something that is important or urgent.

  • It is important that he attend. (Rather than: It is important that he attends.)

The subjunctive form can also be used to show hypothetical situations or wishes.

  • If she were rich, she would buy a zoo.
  • I wish I were a bird so I could fly above the clouds.

Subjunctive form examples

  • I suggest you arrive on time in future.
  • I wish it was my birthday every day.
  • I wouldn’t do that If I were you.
  • I demand an answer!
  • Mrs Brown asks that you help out

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms

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