Thump! He slammed his enormous, grass-covered foot into the middle of the road, sending shockwaves of dust and debris in all directions.
With a loud grunt, the troll wrenched the entire fully tiled roof off a nearby holiday home, with the owners peering helplessly on out of the downstairs windows. He didn’t mean any harm, but he just couldn’t help himself…
Now over to you…Can you continue the story? Write the next exciting instalment, a paragraph each! Include subordinate clauses (remember they can come anywhere is a sentence, they support the main clause)
You might use one at the front of a sentence.
For example, a fronted adverbial can be a type of subordinate clause:
After a short pause, the terrified creature hauled himself out of the hole!
You might want to use one at the end of the sentence:
He went straight home when he heard this because he needed to see the damage.
They might even come in the middle of sentences:
Slowly the boy, who had been cowering in a cave, emerged from the entrance.
Of course, we also have to see strong visual verbs, adjectives and nouns but most of all correct punctuation! Commas have to be used correctly. If the subordinate clause is adding additional information in the middle of your sentence, put commas before and after it.
Here’s some questions to prompt your thinking…
What do you think the troll is thinking?
Do you think he means to cause all this fuss?
How will the people deal the troll?
Would you try to catch him or communicate with him?
When faced with a problem, what are the best ways to deal with it?
Where do you think the troll has come from?
What do you think the rope around the troll’s waist is for?
Don’t forget to add a positive comment on someone else’s work too!