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Introduction to Exercise 5 - Review: Combining sentences
Grammar Explanation

•  Too many short sentences in a paragraph will make it sound choppy and keep the ideas expressed in the paragraph from flowing properly.

•  Too many clauses combined using coordinating conjunctions, such as and, but, and so, can make your paragraph repetitious. Over-coordinating might also result in the grouping of too many unrelated ideas.

•  To fix these problems, use a variety of sentence combining techniques. For examples of these techniques, click on the HINT button in this exercise.
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What You Will Do

Each of the following passages has problems with sentence combining. Click on the EDIT PASSAGE button and make the necessary changes in the box provided to improve the sentences. Click on the HINT button for suggestions about possible ways to combine sentences. After typing your answer, click DONE to compare WHAT YOU WROTE with WHAT WE WROTE.
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