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Sentence Variety. Use different ways to begin sentences. Sentence variety :. Begin with an adverb Begin with a prepositional phrase Use an –ing modifier Use an –ed modifier Use an appositive Use who, which, that. Begin with an adverb. Fluently , she spoke in French to the ambassador. .
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Sentence Variety Use different ways to begin sentences
Sentence variety: • Begin with an adverb • Begin with a prepositional phrase • Use an –ing modifier • Use an –ed modifier • Use an appositive • Use who, which, that
Begin with an adverb Fluently, she spoke in French to the ambassador.
Begin with a prepositional phrase Without any hesitation, he convinced her to buy the car.
Begin with an –ing modifieror combine with an –ing modifier. Planning to graduate in June, George has already started looking for a job.
Begin with an –ed modifier Frightened by her mother’s voice, the child began to cry.
Begin with an appositivebegin with an appositiveAnappositiveis aphrase that renames or describes a noun.Appositives can go in the middle or end of sentences as well as at the beginning. Use commas to set off the appositive.
An appositive is a non-restrictive relative clause that has been reduced by removing the relative pronoun and the verb. This grammar is often used to give background information about people quoted as authorities.
Use an appositive Tiger Woods, the golf star, has made the game popular among young people.
It is also a noun or a noun phrase that renames another nearby noun.Tim, my older brother, works in Sidney.
Dr. Kobayashi, the director of Japan’s National Institute of Health and Nutrition, said earlier that diet is related to the change in economic growth.
Use a relative clause to connect ideas Roberto, who loves to surf, lives in an apartment overlooking the Pacific ocean.
A non-restrictive relative clause gives additional information about a noun.Non-restrictive relative clauses are separated from the noun and the rest of the sentence with commas.
According to Dr. Garrick, who is the director of the Center for Sports Medicine at Memorial Hospital West, excessive exercisers are people who work out or run two to three hours a day and won’t back off despite pain and injury.
Restrictive clausesgive information about the word they modify and are necessary to identify it.
A person who speaks three languages is trilingual.Rosario, who works at BCC, is trilingual.
Use a relative clauseThe Roxy recently opened in the city center, a new eight-screen movie theater.My mother loves to cook. My mother is a professional chef.My father won’t eat my sister’s lasagna. My father is a vegetarian.
Use sentence varietyWhen I speak on the phone, I try to speak slowly and clearly.When he was questioned by the police, the murderer confessed to his crime.
Rewrite by using a prepositional phrase at the beginning..A group of French intellectuals, in 1865, met in a restaurant and discussed the United States.Frederick Bartholdi searched for a site to place his sculpture during a visit to the United States.
Use an adverb.Bartholdi unfortunately died in 1883 without seeing the completed work.
Combine sentences using present participle. (ing)Cassius Clay competed in the 1960 Olympics. He won a gold medal.He used a unique boxing method. Clay won many fights.
Competing in the 1960 Olympics, Cassius Clay won a gold medal.Using a unique boxing method, Clay won many fights.
Combine sentences using past participle (ed)He was invited to the 1936 Olympic games. He competed in twelve events.Jesse Owens was forbidden to ride in the front of a bus. He expressed sadness about the segregation laws in his state.
Invited to the 1936 Olympic Games, he competed in twelve events.Forbidden to ride in the front of the bus, Owens expressed sadness about the segregation laws in his state.