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Lesson 290

Parts of the Sentence - Sentence Variety

 

Having learned about phrases and clauses, let's now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.

 

First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.

 

Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase

 

You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.

 

I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs

 

After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause

 

I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause

 

Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.

 

1. The camper sighed heavily, strained under the weight of his load, and carried it into camp.

 

2. Waiting for the signal to enter, the children played happily around the entrance to the park.

 

3. When she had performed her daily tasks, the old lady lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening.

 

 

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Answers:

 

1. compound verbs

 

Sighing heavily, the camper strained under the weight of his load and carried it into the camp. = participial phrase

 

While he strained under the weight of his load, the camper sighed heavily and carried it into camp. = adverb clause

 

The camper who strained under the weight of his load sighed heavily and carried it into camp. = adjective clause

 

2. participial phrase

 

The children waited for the signal to enter as they played happily around the entrance to the park. = adverb clause

 

The children waited for the signal to enter and played happily around the entrance to the park. = compound verbs

 

The children who played happily around the entrance to the park waited for the signal to enter. = adjective clause

 

3. adverb clause

 

Performing her daily tasks, the old lady lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening. = participial phrase

 

The old lady that had performed her daily tasks lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening. = adjective clause

 

The old lady performed her daily tasks, and she lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening. = compound sentence

 




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