22 August 2014

*SENTENCE COMBINATION*

Learning to combine ideas into more complex sentences is an important writing skill. There are many ways to do this. Try to combine the following three sentences.

Sentence 1Both July and August have been very wet so far this year.
Sentence 2With so much moisture around, it’s not surprising that there are also a lot of mosquitoes.
Sentence 3: I am walking around in a haze of mosquito repellent these days.

5 comments:

rehabo said...

Both July and August have been very wet so far this year, so with so much moisture around, it is surprising that there are also a lot of mosquitoes, because of that I am walking around in a haze of mosquito repellent these days.

Yu Jin said...

Due to both July and August have been very wet so far this year, and so with so much moisture around, it's not surprising that there are also a lot of mosquitoes, and then I am walking around in a haze of mosquito repellent these days.

Liudmila said...

Both July and August have been very wet so far this year and with so much moisture around, it’s not surprising that there are also a lot of mosquitoes; therefore, I am walking around in a haze of mosquito repellent these days.

Audrey L said...

It has been very wet so far in both July and August with so much moisture around, it is not surprising to see a lot of mosquitoes; consequently I am walking around in a haze of mosquito repellent these days.

Michael said...

Rehabo & Audrey, watch out for the comma splice.

Yu Jin, there are a few grammatical problems in your sentence. See my example sentence below.

Good try, Liudmila! Next time, see if you can combine the sentences without having to use a semi-colon!

Here's a possibility:

As both July and August have been very wet so far this year, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of mosquitoes and that I am walking around in a haze of mosquito repellent these days.