Turn the following fragments into complete sentences.“Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984) a beautiful book. Consists of stories, sketches, and vignettes about family, friends, houses,...

Turn the following fragments into complete sentences.

“Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984) a beautiful book. Consists of stories, sketches, and vignettes about family, friends, houses, and neighborhood. A young girl (Esperanza Cordero) the narrator. Deals with Chicano (Mexican American) culture in Chicago neighborhood. Although they are Americans. Many of the characters like outsiders in their own land.”

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lmetcalf | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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One way to improve the clarity of one's writing is to use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, or relative pronouns in order to clarity the interconnectedness of one's thoughts.  One must also make sure that each clause has a subject and a verb.  SometimeTo improve the above ideas, you could do something like this:

Cisnero's The House on Mango Street (1984) is a beautiful book, which consists of stories, sketches, and vignettes about family, friends, houses, and neighborhood.  A young girl, Esperanza Cordero, is the narrator who deals with Chicano (Mexican American) culture in her Chicago neighborhood.  Although they are Americans, many of the characters are like outsiders in their own land.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Naturally, there are many different ways to rewrite the above fragments into sentences, but here is one solution. Added words are in boldface. (Also, please note the commas and the hyphen that have been added.)

“Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984) is a beautiful book. It consists of stories, sketches, and vignettes about family, friends, houses, and the neighborhood. A young girl (Esperanza Cordero), the narrator, deals with Chicano (Mexican-American) culture in her Chicago neighborhood. Although they are Americans, many of the characters behave like outsiders in their own land.”

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"Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984) is a beautiful book. The work consists of various stories, sketches, and vignettes about family, friends, houses, and neighborhood. A young girl, Esperanza Cordero, is the narrator of the story. Cisnero, throughout the story, mainly deals with Chicano (Mexican American) culture in the Chicago neighborhood. Although they are Americans,many of the characters like outsiders in their own land.”

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