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Sentence Combining – Concept and Explanation

Sep 2, 2022
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Combine Sentences 

Sentence combining is the process of integrating two or more shorter sentences into one smoother, more complete sentence. 

Combining sentences allows us to highlight the connections between ideas. 

Different ways to combine sentences: 

  • Combining with keywords. 
  • Combined with a series of words/phrases. 
  • Combined with longer sentences. 

Sentences can be combined by moving a keyword from one sentence to the other. 

Use an adjective 

EXAMPLE : 

Short sentences  

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The women always have to wait in line. 

The line is long.  

When combined with an adjective : 

The women always have to wait in a long line. 

Use an adverb 

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EXAMPLE : 

Short sentences : 

You are supposed to wait with them. 

You are supposed to sit quietly. 

Combined with an adverb : 

You are supposed to sit quietly with them. 

Combined with a prepositional phrase 

EXAMPLE : 

Short sentences : 

He signed his name. 

He signed it on a football. 

Combined with a prepositional phrase : 

He signed his name on a football. 

Use compound verb 

EXAMPLE : 

Short sentences 

Janet dived into the pond. 

She made a perfect figure eight.  

When combined with a compound verb : 

Janet dived into the pond and made a perfect figure eight. 

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