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How to make these fragments into complete sentences?When Jermaine told his boss that he...

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callison2 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM via web

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How to make these fragments into complete sentences?

When Jermaine told his boss that he would be taking paternity leave.

Because Jermaine is such a supportive husband.

Before Jermaine was married.

Hoping for a baby girl.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 11, 2010 at 8:44 AM (Answer #1)

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Of course, you can make these into complete sentences in a lot of different ways.  It just depends on how you want your story to come out.  For example:

 

When Jermaine told his boss that he would be taking paternity leave, his boss fed him to a hungry shark.

Jermaine's wife nursed him back to health because Jermaine is such a supportive husband.

Before Jermaine was married he had no one to help him when he was attacked by sharks.

Jermaine and his wife have been hoping for a baby girl.

 

If you don't think your teacher would appreciate those first three, you could have them come out differently:

When Jermaine told his boss that he would be taking paternity leave, Jermaine's boss was surprised.

Jermaine's wife was overcome with love because Jermaine is such a supportive husband.

Before Jermaine was married he had not realized how happy being married would make him.

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