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Grammar Lesson. American Literature Gallin/Fisco 12/17/12. Combine these words into one sentence!. Christmas borrowed holiday a was. “Christmas was a borrowed holiday.”. Now add this phrase to our sentence: when I was a child. Possible answers.

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Grammar lesson

Grammar Lesson

American Literature

Gallin/Fisco

12/17/12


Combine these words into one sentence

Combine these words into one sentence!

  • Christmas

  • borrowed

  • holiday

  • a

  • was


Christmas was a borrowed holiday

“Christmas was a borrowed holiday.”

Now add this phrase to our sentence:

  • when I was a child


Possible answers

Possible answers

  • “When I was a child, Christmas was a borrowed holiday.” (Rosenberg, 149)

  • “Christmas was a borrowed holiday when I was a child.”


Now c ombine these phrases into one sentence

Now combine these phrases into one sentence.

  • to admire our Christian neighbors’ lights

  • we drove in slow, loopy circles

  • on December evenings


Possible answers1

Possible answers

  • “We drove in slow, loopy circles on December evenings to admire our Christian neighbors’ lights.” (Rosenberg, 149)

  • “On December evenings, we drove in slow, loopy circles to admire our Christian neighbors’ lights.”

  • “We drove in slow, loopy circles to admire our Christian neighbors’ lights on December evenings.”


Bonus challenge

Bonus challenge!

Combine these phrases into one sentence:

  • and clung to a baggy pouch

  • I sat in the back seat

  • that had torn loose

  • my breath fogging the car window

  • of green leather upholstery

  • but which I believed had been placed there

  • who understood about children and automobiles

  • from the back of the seat

  • by some genius


A little hint

A little hint…

Try combining the clauses in this order:

  • I sat in the back seat

  • my breath fogging the car window

  • and clung to a baggy pouch

  • of green leather upholstery

  • that had torn loose

  • from the back of the seat

  • but which I believed had been placed there

  • by some genius

  • who understood about children and automobiles


One answer

One answer

“I sat in the back seat, my breath fogging the car window, and clung to a baggy pouch of green leather upholstery that had torn loose from the back of the seat, but which I believed had been placed there by some genius who understood about children and automobiles.” (Rosenberg, 148)


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