26 November 2015

*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. Do not use a semi-colon.

Sentence 1: The spirit of Christmas seems to have been forgotten.
Sentence 2: People were literally fighting over the items on sale at the mall.
Sentence 3: Christmas lights are going up and trees are being decorated. 

4 comments:

Josie K said...

The spirit of Christmas seems to have been forgotten, as people were literally fighting over the items on sale as the mall, nonetheless, Christmas lights are going up and trees are still being decorated.

Leah said...

The spirit of Christmas seems to have been forgotten, as people were literally fighting over the items on sale at the mall while Christmas lights are going up and trees are being decorated.

Leah W. Eng 140

angel Paniagua Perez said...

Christmas lights are going up and tress are being decorated, so the spirit of Christmas seems to have been forgotten but the entertainment of watching people literally fighting over the items on sale at the mall.
Angel Eng 140

Michael said...

Good try, everyone. But it is important to understand the logic of the sentences you are trying to combine. In this case, sentence 2 offers support for sentence 1 while sentence 3 seems to contradict it. Your sentence should convey these relations. Here is a possible solution:

Christmas lights are going up and trees are being decorated, but the spirit of Christmas seems to have been forgotten as people were literally fighting over the items on sale at the mall.

The contradiction between sentence 1 and sentence 3 is conveyed by the conjunction "but" while support for sentence 2 is conveyed by the conjunction "as" (which here means something like "because").