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Sentences Worksheets - Introduction

These sentences worksheets give English learners the building blocks to create sentences. Once students have had some practice writing sentences worksheets they should be able to generate cohesive sentences on their own. These sentences worksheets can be printed out and used in class.

Sentences Worksheets - What Makes a Good Sentence

A good sentence can be thought of as something that answers some or all of the following questions:

Who?
What?
Why?
When?
Where?

Take a look at the role answering each of these questions plays:

Who? - Subject -> Who performs / performed / will perform an action (can also be things)
What? - Verb -> Which action
Why? -> Reason -> Phrase explaining the reason for the action
When? -> Time -> When the action happens / happened / will happen
Where? -> The place -> Where the action happens / happened / will happen

It's important to note that each sentence must contain at least who and what, but can also include why, when and where. Keep the order of who, what, why, when and where when using the sentences worksheets even when not using all five categories and you'll always write a perfect sentence!

Sentences Worksheets - Practice

Take one entry from who and what and add other elements (in the same order) to create well-formed English sentences. Not all combinations make sense or are grammatically correct. Try writing down the five categories and creating your own sentences worksheets. Notice that all verbs are in the past tense on this practice sentence worksheet. You can create sentences worksheets using any variety of tenses. Keep the same order and you will always create well-formed sentences using this sentences worksheets exercise.

Who

My dog
A business person
The school principal
Lady Gaga
Jennifer
?...

What

ran away
sang
asked
telephoned
?...

Why

for a raise
about a job
to ask some questions
for an hour
from our home
?...

When

last Saturday
two years ago
on Wednesday
in 1987
yesterday morning
at three o'clock
?...

Where

in Chicago
at work
in the arena
on the coast
in the suburbs
?...

Examples:

My dog ran away from our home on Wednesday. The school principal telephoned to ask some questions. Lady Gaga sang for an hour in the arena. Jennifer asked for a raise two years ago in Chicago.

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