Syntax Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: 6-12 Writing

Core Standard

The concept of syntax is focused on how an author arranges their words to form their sentences. There is a commonly used formula for composing sentences which tells us that the verb is usually found smack dab in the middle of the subject and the direct object. While this is not a fixed rule, it gives us a good foundation to begin with. Writing with proper syntax allows you to be able to convey your thoughts and give meaning to your text for readers. When we use a varied degree of syntax in our writing it can add a aesthetic pleasing or even comical feeling to a work. The way in which we order words also creates a sense of pace, mood, and tone to a work. These worksheets will help students explore a wide array of experiences for improving their pacing and use of syntax in their work and revising that of others.