8 January 2016

*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: Stores are now getting ready for Valentine’s Day.
Sentence 2: Christmas decorations are finally being taken down.
Sentence 3: No sooner is one festival over than the next one begins.

3 comments:

Leah said...

No sooner is one festival over than the other begins, as Christmas decorations are finally being taken down and stores are now getting ready for Valentine’s Day.
Leah Eng 140

angel Paniagua Perez said...

Angel 140

Christmas decorations are finally being taken down and no sooner is one festival over than the next one beings because stores are now getting ready for Valentine’s Day.

Michael said...

Good try, both of you. But I'm not sure that either answer fully reflects the logic of the original sentences. Here is a possible solution:

No sooner is one festival over than the next one begins: just as Christmas decorations are finally being taken down, stores are getting ready for Valentine’s Day.

Notice how the colon is used to introduce a clause that clarifies the first claim.
Notice also how the sentences are adjusted to fit into the new sentence and not merely glued together with a conjunction.