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Using the “cheat sheet” below, combine the sentences according tothe instructions listed.
Complex sentences – Include a dependent clause and one independent clause.
- Remember, dependent clauses begin with subordinating conjunctions…and you have a list.
Compound sentences – Include two or more independent clauses.
- Can use a comma plus a coordinating conjuction
- Can use a semicolon by itself
- Can use a semicolon plus a conjunctive adverb
- Can use a semicolon plus a transitional expression
Compound/Complex sentences – Include at least one dependentclause and more than one independent clause….use the rules above.
1) Sentence 1: Kathy studied all night long.
Sentence 2: She passed her chemistry test.
Make one complex sentence from the sentences above with the dependent clause coming first.
Sentence 1: Bailey wants to go to the movies.
Sentence 2: Charlotte wants to go to the mall.
Make one compound sentence from the sentences above using the conjunctive adverb however.
3) Sentence 1: I really like the book Twilight.
Sentence 2: I intend to go see the movie.
Sentence 3: I cannot wait until it comes out.
Make a compound/complex sentence using a comma and a coordinating conjunction to join your independent clauses together.
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A bell ringer for reviewing Sentence Variety.