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  • Combining Sentences

    1. 1. CombiningSentences
    2. 2. Shared information...
    3. 3. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.
    4. 4. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.
    5. 5. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.• We also saw sea urchins.
    6. 6. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.• We also saw sea urchins. What word is common between these three sentences?
    7. 7. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.• We also saw sea urchins. What word is common between these three sentences?
    8. 8. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.• We also saw sea urchins.
    9. 9. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.• We also saw sea urchins.
    10. 10. Shared information... • In the tidal pool we saw starfish. • We also saw sea horses. • We also saw sea urchins.Several words are repeated. Each sentence has the same subject and verb.
    11. 11. Shared information... • In the tidal pool we saw starfish. • We also saw sea horses. • We also saw sea urchins.Several words are repeated. Each sentence has the same subject and verb. This can be written better leaving out the repeated word “saw.”
    12. 12. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.• We also saw sea urchins.
    13. 13. Shared information...• In the tidal pool we saw starfish.• We also saw sea horses.• We also saw sea urchins.
    14. 14. Shared information... • In the tidal pool we saw starfish. • We also saw sea horses. • We also saw sea urchins.BETTER: In the tidal pool, we saw starfish, sea horses, and sea urchins.
    15. 15. • We swam.
    16. 16. • We swam.• We snorkeled.
    17. 17. • We swam.• We snorkeled.• We explored the beach.
    18. 18. • We swam.• We snorkeled.• We explored the beach.
    19. 19. • We swam.• We snorkeled.• We explored the beach.• How would you rewrite this to form a better sentence?
    20. 20. • We swam.• We snorkeled.• We explored the beach.• How would you rewrite this to form a better sentence?
    21. 21. • We swam.• We snorkeled.• We explored the beach.• How would you rewrite this to form a better sentence?• BETTER: We swam, snorkeled, and explored the beach.
    22. 22. • BETTER: We swam, snorkeled, and explored the beach.• Three sentences were combined into one.
    23. 23. • The water sparkled in every direction.
    24. 24. • The water sparkled in every direction.• The water was clear and calm.
    25. 25. • The water sparkled in every direction.• The water was clear and calm.
    26. 26. • The water sparkled in every direction.• The water was clear and calm.• What can you combine in this sentence?
    27. 27. • The water sparkled in every direction.
    28. 28. • The water sparkled in every direction.• The water was clear and calm.
    29. 29. • The water sparkled in every direction.• The water was clear and calm.
    30. 30. • The water sparkled in every direction.• The water was clear and calm.• BETTER: The clear and calm water sparkled in every direction.

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