Sentence structure help?I write. I have a writing problem. The problem is wordiness. This tendency leads me somewhere. It leads me to writing awkward sentences. These sentences confuse my...

Sentence structure help?

I write.

I have a writing problem.

The problem is wordiness.

This tendency leads me somewhere.

It leads me to writing awkward sentences.

These sentences confuse my readers.

I must edit my writing.

I must ber very careful.

 

This is a homework assignment and what i have to do is combine ALL of the sentences. Its not hard the part im stuck on is i have to do it three different ways, each sentence emphasizing a different sentence structure(a main clause) given in the original set... then i have to bracket the clause im emphasizing but i dont really understand how to emphasize a specific one....oh yeah also the title of this assignment is sentence structure using subordination and coordination(if it helps)....i'm not asking for you to do the whole thing just one please? thank you i appreciate it, any other tips would be great thanks...

1 Answer | Add Yours

mwestwood's profile pic

mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

 

At enotes, editors cannot do your homework, but we can make helpful suggestions.  So, in order to emphasize a different structure using a main clause, you can make some subordinate clauses using, for instance, an adverb clause to begin the sentence.  For instance, you can start with something like this:  Whever I write, I have a problem exacerbated by the tendency to -------------(then write a relative clause beginning with that) -----------------; therefore,(and include what you must do)------- ------------.

For the other sentences, you can change some of the verbs into participles or gerunds and write other sentences with some length.  For instance, you can begin with something like this:  Writing often leads me to problems of -----------that------  

We’ve answered 318,989 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question