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Friday, August 21, 2015

SENTENCE SYNTHESIS

 

SENTENCE SYNTHESIS

There are very many ways to combine sentences. For example, we can use conjunctions or relative pronouns. Conjunctions merely connect two clauses. The relative pronoun also acts as the subject or object of the verb in the relative clause.
Participles and infinitives can also be used to connect clauses.
Exercise
Combine the following sentences.
1. He stood on tip-toe. He reached for the bunch of grapes. (Use a present participle)
2. He works very hard. He wants to obtain the first rank in the examination. (Use an infinitive)
3. The boy complained to the teacher. His bicycle had been stolen. (Use a relative pronoun)
4. I like to watch television. More than that I like to read books. (Use prefer)
5. I was looking for a book. Then I came across this old photograph. (Use while)
6. Susan got the telegram. She started for home at once. (Use as soon as)
7. You should not go to his house. You should not speak to him. (Use neither…nor)
8. The house is spacious. It will accommodate us all. (Use enough)
9. The germ is very small. It cannot be seen with the naked eye. (Use too…to)
Answers
1. Standing on tip-toe, he reached for the bunch of grapes.
2. He works very hard to obtain the first rank in the examination.
3. The boy whose bicycle had been stolen complained to the teacher.
4. I prefer reading books to watching television. / I prefer to read books rather than watch television.
5. While I was looking for a book, I came across this old photograph.
6. As soon as Susan got the telegram, she started for home.
7. You should neither go to his house nor speak to him.
8. The house is spacious enough to accommodate us all.
9. The germ is too small to be seen with the naked eye.