Friday, October 8, 2021

Lesson 290 - Parts of the Sentence - Sentence Variety

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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 compound 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.

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

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

3) 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. The camper sighed heavily, strained under the weight of his load, and carried it into camp. = compound verbs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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