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    • S A F UVG RVO
    • JOINING SENTENCES Week 1 WHO THAT WHICH WHOSE WHOMYou might already have seen this example: Ben won the race and he was given a medal.To remove boring old “and”, this was suggested: Ben, who won the race, was given a medal.This sentence replaces “and” by using the word “who.” There areother words like this which can be used to join sentences together in avaried and interesting way, helping your writing skills and your marks.(They are called relative pronouns though knowing that isn’t asimportant as using them.) Here they are again: WHO THAT WHICH WHOSE WHOMLOOK AT THESE SENTENCESA.I have looked everywhere to find that book. I borrowed it from Mr.Spicer three weeks ago.becomes:I have looked everywhere to find that book which (or “that”) Iborrowed from Mr. Spicer three weeks ago.B.When Eleanor was at the shops, she saw one of our neighbours. Hisdog has recently died.becomes:When Eleanor was at the shops, she saw one of our neighbourswhose dog has recently died.
    • TASK Week 1Join these sentences together by using one of the above five words.Re-read the sentences above to serve as examples. You are givensome help with the early ones.1) Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. He is the world’s greatest playwright. Becomes: Shakespeare, who is the world’s………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………2) At the end of the party, I looked everywhere for Guy Hughes. I had found his wallet under an armchair. (Clue: you’re going to need “…………whose wallet…………”)……………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………….3) When Alex was young, someone gave him a horse. The horse was so vicious that he never rode it.……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………..4) On the train to London last week, I saw Nicola Dwyer. I had not seen her since junior school. (Clue: quite a tough one! You’re going to need “whom”)……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………….5) Next week David Beckham is making a guest appearance at a London sports shop. He is my younger brother’s hero.……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………6) My sister and her new husband are spending their honeymoon in Paris. Many people think it is the most romantic city in the world.……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………
    • 7) Will realised that the girl he had been chatting to was Amy Mullins. He had known her brother, Chris, for years.……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………….8) My cousin has won first prize in her medical exams. She is training to become a doctor.……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………..9) I can’t understand how Capelham has become such a run-down and shabby place. It always used to be an attractive and tidy town.……………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………..10) Julia Jordan went to New York after the war to marry an American. His death two years later left her thousands of miles from her family.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    • Week 2 Simple Sentences A simple sentence has only one clause in it. A clause must have a subject, an object and a verb in it. Look at this sentence and identify the subject, the object and the verb. A book fell on John’s foot. Compound Sentences Here is a compound sentence: A book fell on John’s foot and a book fell on Mary’s foot. What makes this sentence different to the first one? Complex sentences Here is a complex sentence: A book fell on John’s foot when he pushed past the table. Look carefully at this sentence – how is it different to the first two?
    • Week 2 Simple and compound sentences Firstly, identify the subject, object and/or verb in each sentence below: Remember – A compound sentence has two clauses which CAN stand alone and still make sense 1. There are clouds in the sky. 2. Daphne walked to the shop. 3. Duncan changed his clothes. 4. The dog is happy. 5. Damien’s new t-shirt is blue. 6. Daniel ate a whole cake. 7. She said she would buy the flowers herself. 8. The weather is fresh this morning. 9. The golf ball hit Dudley. 10. The train rushed past Doreen. 11. Darren has a big spot on his chin. 12. A member of the audience hit Davina. Now add another clause by using a connective to make these simple sentences into compound ones. Connectives but consequently furthermore therefore however accordingly and nevertheless because on the other hand whereas nonetheless
    • Week 3Zoom into the actionLook at this sentence: In the shadows, under the stairs, resting against the chair was a bloody knife.The reader is taken closer and closer to the really important discovery of theknife by the phrases that start the sentence.Complete these sentences to zoom your reader into the action!a. At the end of the garden, beyond the tree was ______________________________b. In the car, sitting quietly as directed,c. In the corner of the room,d. Under the floorboards,Look at words below and complete the table thinking of a metaphor and a simileusing these wordsWords Metaphor SimileBookCarLighteningSnakeCloudTiger
    • Week 4An Interrogative sentence asks a question, for example ‘Are you going on holidaythis summer?’An Imperative sentence gives orders or commands, for example, ‘You are going onholiday this summer.’Write down an interrogative sentence and an imperative sentence that yourteacher might use about:School UniformInterrogativeImperativeYour written workInterrogativeImperativeYour behaviour in classInterrogativeImperative
    • Week 5Look closely at the complex sentence below.Re-write it using 4 or 5 simple sentences.‘A few minutes having elapsed, during which Mr Squeers looked very profound, as ifhe had a perfect apprehension of what was inside all the books, and could say everyword of their content by heart if he only chose to take the trouble, that gentlemancalled up the first class’Think of a list of questions you could ask either a parent or a grand parent abouttheir school experiences. Focus on:Lessons1.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Teachers1.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Discipline1.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Uniform 1. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________
    • Week 6Look at the text types in the box and the list of writing below. Match the most likelytext type or types to each style. Letter Newspaper Story Leaflet Report SpeechYour address in the top right Factual____________________________ ___________________________Impersonal phrases Formal address____________________________ ___________________________The date Short sentences____________________________ ___________________________Snappy headline Clear statement of purpose____________________________ ___________________________Alliteration Sub-heading____________________________ ___________________________Short Paragraphs Modal verbs____________________________ ___________________________Bullet Points Emotive Language____________________________ ___________________________Sign-off of ‘Yours Faithfully, Yours Personal PronounsSincerely’ or a more informal phrase ___________________________If you know the person____________________________ The address of the person you Are writing to in the top leftRhetorical Questions _______________________________________________________ Formal styleEntertain and inform _______________________________________________________ Quotations from expertsInformal Style _______________________________________________________ Rule of ThreeRepetition _______________________________________________________ Varied length of sentencesClear but lively ___________________________