21 July 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: Because the price of gasoline has increased so much in the past few years, more people are now using public transport.
Sentence 2: Many blame the increase in the cost of gas this week on the upcoming long weekend, when many people will be travelling.
Sentence 3: There always seems to be an excuse to raise the price of gas, which impacts so many other costs.

2 comments:

Brad Letourneau said...

There always seems to be an excuse to raise the price of gas, which impacts so many other costs, and many blame the increase in the cost of gas this week on the upcoming long weekend, when many people will be travelling and because the price of gasoline has increased so much in the past few years, more people are now using public transport.

Michael said...

Good try, Brad! Here is another possibility:


Because the price of gas has increased so much in the past few years, more people are now using public transport, and while many people blame the increase this week on the upcoming long weekend, when many will be travelling, there always seems to be an excuse to raise the price, which impacts so many other costs.