Identifying Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses KS2 SPAG Test Practice

These questions have been taken from the KS2 SPaG Test to help your children practise specific question types.

National Curriculum Objective
Year 2 English: (2G3.4) Subordination (using when, if, that, because)

Year 3 and 4 English: (3G3.1) clause

Year 3 and 4 English: (3G3.4) subordinate clause

Year 5 and 6 English: (5G3.1a) relative clause

Differentiation:

Beginner Joining sentences with either 'and' or 'but'. Aimed at Year 2 Secure/Year 3 Emerging.

Easy Identifying the main clause and the subordinate clause in a complex sentence. Subordinating conjunctions include 'when', 'if' or 'because.' Aimed at Year 3 Secure/Year 4 Emerging.

Tricky Identifying the main clause and the subordinate clause in either a compound or complex sentence. Subordinating conjunctions include 'because', 'although', 'as', 'which', 'while' and 'who'. Aimed at Year 4 Secure/Year 5 Emerging.

Expert Identifying the main clause and the subordinate clause in complex sentences. Subordinating conjunctions include 'after', 'before', 'that', 'unless', 'once' and 'even though'. Also includes reduced relative clauses (omitted relative pronoun). Aimed at Year 5 Secure/Year 6 Emerging.

Worksheets include answers.

Identifying Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses - Beginner (Worksheet)

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Identifying Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses - Easy (Worksheet)

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Identifying Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses - Tricky (Worksheet)

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Identifying Main Clauses and Subordinate Clauses - Expert (Worksheet)

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