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Having learned about phrases and clauses, let's now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. The gardener who had sprayed the weeds with poison thought about the vacation planned for July.
2. When they saw the curtain go up, the audience gasped in surprise but started applauding loudly.
3. Having amassed a fortune, the man was looking forward to living an easy life.
4. She hurried down to the bank, withdrew [...]
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Having learned about phrases and clauses, let's now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. The camper sighed heavily, strained under the weight of his load, and carried it into camp.
2. Waiting for the signal to enter, the children played happily around the entrance to the park.
3. When she had performed her daily tasks, the old lady lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening.

--For answers scroll [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Having learned about phrases and clauses, let's now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. Standing nervously in the wings of the theater, Jeanne practiced her lines quietly and waited to go on stage.
2. The detective searched carefully through the old desk as he recounted in his mind the importance of the will.
3. The small black dog which looked weak and harmless leaped suddenly at the stranger.

--For answers [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Having learned about phrases and clauses, let's now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. The engineer knew the train was on time, leaned against the side, and sighed with relief.
2. Hoping to have the seating in place by evening, the committee for the Olympics hurriedly set up bleachers along the main road.
3. Mark took a quick, refreshing swim in the mountain lake before he returned to the [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source

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