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I can…. I can identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence-combining techniques (i.e., comma + coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases or clauses). Instructions.

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I can
I can…

  • I can identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence-combining techniques (i.e., comma + coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases or clauses).


Instructions
Instructions

For each of the groups of sentences on the next slices, select the choice that correctly combines the sentences using an adverb, another verb form, or a series.


1. Levi's are symbolic of America.

Levi's represent equality.

Nearly everyone can afford to wear them, and many people do. 

  •  Many people wear Levi's because nearly everyone can afford to wear them. They also wear them because Levi's are symbolic of America. 

  • Nearly everyone can afford to wear Levi's, the symbol of America. They represent equality. 

  • Levi's are a symbol of America. They represent equality and many people can afford to wear them, and do. 

  • Symbolically American, Levi's represent equality because nearly everyone can afford to wear them, and many people do.



2. Everywhere you look, you see people lounging in Levi's.

People are dressing up in Levi's.

People are even sleeping in Levi's. 

  • Everywhere you look you see people lounging in Levi's. They dress up and even sleep in Levi's, too. 

  • Everywhere you look you see people in Levi's. They lounge in Levi's. They dress up in Levi's. They even sleep in Levi's. 

  • Everywhere you look you see people lounging in Levi's; they are also dressing up and they are even sleeping in Levi's. 

  • Everywhere you look you see people lounging, dressing up, and even sleeping in Levi's.



3. That is the reason this is particularly sad.

We don't like to learn this.

Levi's are no longer manufactured in the U.S. 

  • That is the reason it is particularly sad to learn this and Levi's are no longer manufactured in the U.S. 

  • That is the reason it is particularly sad to learn that Levi's are no longer manufactured in the U.S. 

  • That is the reason it is particularly sad to learn about Levi's; they are no longer manufactured in the U.S. 

  • That is the reason it is particularly sad to learn this; Levi's are no longer manufactured in the U.S.



4. It is distressing.

Levi Strauss & Co. has closed the last two of its U.S. factories.

  • Distressingly, Levi Strauss & Co. has closed the last two of its U.S. factories. 

  • Many are distressed that Levi Strauss & Co. has closed the last two of its U.S. factories. 

  • It is distressing that Levi Strauss & Co. has closed the last two of its U.S. factories. 

  • It is distressing; Levi Strauss & Co. has closed the last two of its U.S. factories.



5. The company needed something.

It needed to reduce its costs.

That is why Levi's are now being manufactured outside of the U.S. 

  • The company needed something; it needed to reduce its costs and that is why Levi's are now being manufactured outside of the U.S. 

  • Something was needed, so the company needed to reduce its costs; therefore, Levi's are now being manufactured outside of the U.S. 

  • Needing something, the company needed to reduce its costs; Levi's are now being manufactured outside of the U.S. 

  • The company needed to reduce its costs, so Levi's are now being manufactured outside of the U.S.



6. However, the company will still design in the U.S.

The company will also market in the U.S.

The company will also be headquartered in the U.S. 

  • However, the company will still design in the U.S.; the company will still market in the U.S.; and the company will still be headquartered in the U.S.

  •  However, the company will still design in the U.S.; it will market in the U.S.; and it will be headquartered in the U.S. 

  • However, the company will still design, market, and be headquartered in the U.S. 

  • However, the company will still design in the U.S. It will also still market and be headquartered in the U.S.



7. All told, more than 3.5 billion pairs of riveted jeans had been produced in U.S. factories.

The jeans were red-tagged.

The jeans were long-wearing.  

  • All told; more than 3.5 billion pairs of riveted jeans had been produced in U.S. factories, and the jeans were also red-tagged and long-wearing. 

  • All told, more than 3.5 billion pairs of riveted jeans, which were also red-tagged, and they were long-wearing, had been produced in U.S. factories. 

  • All told, more than 3.5 billion pairs of riveted, red-tagged, and long-wearing jeans had been produced in U.S. factories.

  •  All told, more than 3.5 billion pairs of riveted jeans had been produced in U.S. factories; the jeans were also red-tagged; the jeans were also long-wearing.


The answer is6
The answer is… had been produced in U.S. factories.

C


8. It is unfortunate. had been produced in U.S. factories.

Levi Strauss's revenues have dropped from $7.1 billion in 1996 to $4.1 billion in 2002.

The revenues are continuing to go down.  

  •  It is unfortunate, but Levi Strauss's revenues have dropped from $7.1 billion in 1996 to $4.1 billion in 2002; the revenues are continuing to go down. 

  • Unfortunate for Levi Strauss, their revenues have dropped from $7.1 billion in 1996 to $4.1 billion in 2002, and they are continuing to go down. 

  • Unfortunate it is for Levi Strauss that their revenues have dropped from $7.1 billion in 1996 to $4.1 billion in 2002, and the revenues are continuing to go down. 

  • Unfortunately, Levi Strauss's revenues have dropped from $7.1 billion in 1996 to $4.1 billion in 2002, and are continuing to go down.


The answer is7
The answer is… had been produced in U.S. factories.

D


9. To some people, though, Levi's will always represent someone who is blue-collar.

They'll also represent someone who is working-class.

They'll also represent someone who is true-blue American. 

  • To some people, though, Levi's will always represent someone who is blue-collar, working-class, and true-blue American. 

  • To some people, though, Levi's will always represent someone who is blue-collar; the person would be working-class; and the person would be true-blue American. 

  • To some people, though, Levi's will always represent someone who is blue-collar; it will be someone who is working-class; and it will be someone who is true-blue American. 

  • To some people, though, Levi's will always represent someone who is blue-collar and they'll represent someone who is working-class, and they'll represent someone who is true-blue American.


The answer is8
The answer is… someone who is blue-collar.

A


10. There are many types of jeans now available. someone who is blue-collar.

Levi's will be something special to generations of Americans.

They will continue to think of Levi's. 

  • Though there are many types of jeans now available, generations of Americans will continue to think of Levi's as something special. 

  • There are many types of jeans now available, but Levi's will be something special to generations of Americans, and they will continue to think of Levi's. 

  • Though there are many types of jeans now available, Levi's will be something special to generations of Americans; they will continue thinking of Levi's. 

  • There are many types of jeans now available; and they'll be something special to generations of Americans, who will continue to think of Levi's.


The answer is9
The answer is… someone who is blue-collar.

A


Instructions1
Instructions someone who is blue-collar.

For each of the groups of sentences on the next slices, select the choice that correctly combines the sentences using an adverb, another verb form, or a series.


11. One can get finger tendonitis. someone who is blue-collar.

This is often the type of tendonitis that climbers experience.

This can sometimes be painful from the finger to the elbow. 

  • Often, climbers can experience pain from the finger to the elbow from finger tendonitis. 

  • Finger tendonitis can be painful from the finger to the elbow, and often climbers experience this. 

  • The type of tendonitis that climbers often experience, which is finger tendonitis, can sometimes be painful from the finger to the elbow. 

  • The type of tendonitis that climbers often experience is finger tendonitis, and this can be painful from the finger to the elbow.



The answer is10
The answer is… someone who is blue-collar.

C


12. You might be able to prevent getting tendonitis. someone who is blue-collar.

To do this, you have to prepare in advance. 

  • Prepare in advance and you might be able to prevent getting tendonitis. 

  • Prevent tendonitis, if you can, but be sure to prepare in advance. 

  • You might be able to prevent getting tendonitis, but to do this, you have to prepare in advance. 

  • Preparing yourself in advance, you might be able to prevent getting tendonitis.



The answer is11
The answer is… someone who is blue-collar.

D


13. Some suggest the best way to do this. someone who is blue-collar.

Their suggestion is to work your way up to more intense and frequent exercise and warm up before exercising and cool down after.

They also say this is not always successful. 

  • You can work your way up to more intense and frequent exercise and warm up before exercising and cool down after, and some say this is the best way to do this, but it is not always successful. 

  • This is not always successful, but some say to work your way up to more intense and frequent exercise and warm up before exercising and cool down after. 

  • Some say the best way to do this is to work your way up to more intense and frequent exercise and warm up before exercising and cool down after, but this is not always successful. 

  • Some say the best way to do this, working your way up to more intense and frequent exercise and warming up before exercising and cooling down after, is not always successful.



The answer is12
The answer is… someone who is blue-collar.

D


14. You can neglect tendonitis. someone who is blue-collar.

This can make tendons weak and susceptible to tearing. 

  • Don't neglect tendonitis or your tendons can become weak and susceptible to tearing. 

  • Neglected, tendonitis can make tendons weak and susceptible to tearing. 

  • You can neglect tendonitis, but this can make tendons weak and susceptible to tearing. 

  • Tendons can become weak and susceptible to tearing if you neglect tendonitis.



The answer is13
The answer is… someone who is blue-collar.

B


15. Most authorities recommend the same thing once you get tendonitis.

This is to rest, apply ice to the painful spot for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, then apply moist heat. 

  • You should apply ice to the painful spot for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, then apply moist heat, once you get tendonitis. 

  • Most authorities recommend the same thing once you get tendonitis, so you should rest, apply ice to the painful spot for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, then apply moist heat. 

  • Most authorities recommend the same thing once you get tendonitis, which is to rest, apply ice to the painful spot for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, then apply moist heat. 

  • Once you get tendonitis, apply ice to the painful spot for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, then apply moist heat, at least so say most authorities.



The answer is14
The answer is… tendonitis.

C


16. You may also take pain-relieving medication and have physical therapy.

It depends on what your doctor advises. 

  • Your doctor may advise you to take pain-relieving medication and have physical therapy. 

  • It all depends on what your doctor advises, but you may also take pain-relieving medication and have physical therapy. 

  • If your doctor advises it, you should also take pain-relieving medication and have physical therapy. 

  • You may also take pain-relieving medication and have physical therapy, depending on what your doctor advises.


The answer is15
The answer is… physical therapy.

D


Instructions2
Instructions physical therapy.

Read and follow instructions on the following slides.


17. Choose the option that best combines all of the information contained in the boldfaced sentences

My cat escaped out the door. I had to rescue it from a tree. I was late for school.

A. I rescued my cat from a tree because it was escaped out the door.

B. I was late for school after my cat escaped out of the door.

C. After my cat escaped out the door, I had to rescue it from a tree and was then late for school.

D. My cat escaped out the door and I had to rescue it from a tree and I was late for school.


The answer is16
The answer is… information contained in the boldfaced sentences

C


18. Choose the option that best combines all of the information contained in the boldfaced sentences.

The tree branch fell on the roof. The roof was leaking.We repaired the roof.

A. After we repaired the roof the leak stopped.

B. The tree branch fell on the leaking roof.

C. We repaired the roof after a falling branch caused it to leak.

D. The leaking roof needed to be repaired after the tree branch fell on it.


The answer is17
The answer is… information contained in the boldfaced sentences.

C


19. Choose the option that best combines all of the information contained in the boldfaced sentences

Our car broke down.We called a tow truck.We had it towed to Toronto.

A. We had to tow the car to Toronto.

B. When our car broke down we had to call a tow truck to have it towed to Toronto.

C. We had to call a tow truck when our car broke down.

D. A tow truck from Toronto had to be called when our car broke down.


The answer is18
The answer is… information contained in the boldfaced sentences

D


20. Choose the option that best combines all of the information contained in the boldfaced sentences.

American Idiot sold over 10 million CD’s.

It was recorded by Green Day.

American Idiot was voted Album of the Year.

A. Green Day recorded American Idiot in 2003.

B. American Idiot was voted Album of the Year and sold over 10 million copies.

C. American Idiot by Greenday sold over 10 millions copies and was voted Album of the Year.

D. Green Day recorded American Idiot and sold over 10 million copies and won Album of the Year.


The answer is19
The answer is… information contained in the boldfaced sentences.

C


Instructions3
Instructions information contained in the boldfaced sentences.

Combine the sentences on the following slides according to the instructions in parentheses.



The answer is20
The answer is… Wednesday. (semicolon rule 1)

We were out of school due to snow; this happened on a Wednesday.


22. The snow continued to fall throughout the night. The roads were slick and dangerous. (semicolon rule 3)


The answer is21
The answer is… roads were slick and dangerous. (semicolon rule 3)

The snow continued to fall throughout the night; therefore, the roads were slick and dangerous.


23. Ice covered the back roads. Busses could not reach certain neighborhoods. (comma rule 2)


The answer is22
The answer is… certain neighborhoods. (comma rule 2)

Ice covered the back roads, so busses could not reach certain neighborhoods.



The answer is23
The answer is… students. (compound verb)

James Evans canceled school and called all students.



The answer is24
The answer is… grass, and the rooftops. (adverb)

The snow fell quickly on the roads, the grass, and the rooftops.



The answer is25
The answer is… a blanket. (adjective)

The beautiful snow covered the earth like a blanket.


27. My mother called to let me know school was cancelled. My mother is also a teacher. (comma rule 4)


The answer is26
The answer is… My mother is also a teacher. (comma rule 4)

My mother, who is also a teacher, called to let me know school was cancelled.



The answer is27
The answer is… snowballs.

We sledded, made snowmen, and threw snowballs all day.



The answer is28
The answer is… fire. (comma rule 2)

It was freezing, so I made hot chocolate and sat by the fire.



The answer is29
The answer is… sledding. (semicolon rule 3)

Our sled broke; as a result, we had to use a garbage can lid to go sledding.


I can1
I can… sledding. (semicolon rule 3)

  • I can identify within context a variety of appropriate sentence-combining techniques (i.e., comma + coordinating conjunction, use of semicolon, introductory phrases or clauses).


Exit ticket
Exit Ticket sledding. (semicolon rule 3)

1. List the three main ways to combine sentences.

2. How is combining sentences beneficial to your writing?


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