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Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

Wednesday 7th October

Wednesday 7th October 2020

LO: to create complex sentences. 


RECAP - Do you remember? 

  • What is a main clause?
  • what is a subject?
  • what is a verb? 
  • What is a pronoun? 



Subordinate clause - these are sometimes known as dependent clauses, because they need the main part of the sentence to make sense. They don't make sense on their own

‘George wanted to stay outside, despite the driving rain and wind.’


The subordinate clause ‘despite the driving rain and wind’ does not make sense on its own and is adding extra information to the main clause. 

Can you write 3 of your own sentences that contain a subordinate clause. Highlight the main clause and the subordinate clause in different colours.