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Sentence combining. Simon Nham. What is sentence combining?. Sentence combining is: Making the sentence smoother Easier to understand or clarify Putting detailed sentence of two or more short, choppy sentences.

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Sentence combining

Sentence combining

Simon Nham


What is sentence combining
What is sentence combining?

Sentence combining is:

  • Making the sentence smoother

  • Easier to understand or clarify

  • Putting detailed sentence of two or more short, choppy sentences



Example
Example row can become so monotonous that meaning gets lost.

A BMW screamed around the corner.

The BMW was fire-red.

It screeched to a stop in front of the doors.

The doors led into the school.


The fire-red BMW screamed around the corner and screeched to a stop in front of the school doors.

Screaming around the corner, the fire-red BMW screeched to a stop in front of the school doors.


Different ways to combine sentences
Different ways to combine sentences to a stop in front of the school doors.

  • Punctuation- combining sentences using punctuation marks such as dash (-), semicolons(;) and colons (:)

  • Coordination- combining sentences using conjunction words such as FANBOYS

  • Subordination- making one sentence more important than the other ( one independent and one dependent clause)

  • Reduction- reducing sentences into phrases

  • Apposition-the second expression that is supporting the first expression


Quiz to a stop in front of the school doors.

  • 1. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut. It is the second largest city in the state.

  • 2. Hartford was once known as an industrial center. It was the home of several manufacturers. They made firearms, typewriters, bicycles, and even cars.


Answers
Answers to a stop in front of the school doors.

  • 1. Hartford, the second largest city in the state, is the capital of Connecticut.

  • 2. Once known as an industrial center, Hartford was the home of manufacturers of firearms, typewriters, bicycles, and even cars.



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