Combine each sentence group into one sentence by coordinating ideas.
- Everyone in the Park family likes athletics. Everyone participates in the annual 10K Fun Run.
- Mike works hard in chemistry to get good grades. He works hard in English, too.
- Mary Karr is an interesting writer. She has made writing her career.
- On Saturdays I prepare breakfast for my family. My brother makes lunch. We both help Mother cook dinner.
- Sinta knows how to make flat Javanese shadow puppets. Luis knows how as well. They are planning a puppet show for the Children’s Fair.
- Melissa will drive the car to the train station. She will pick up the rest of the family. Her sister will stay at the house.
- Many people do not understand astrophysics. Many do not understand quantum mechanics.
- A small leak in the aquarium turned into a big one. All of the fish had to be removed and put into other tanks.
- Sandra’s truck ran out of gas on the highway. She flagged down a passer-by for help.
- The community center was paid for by Mrs. Wang. She also donated her Chinese art collection to the local museum.
- Tim mentioned the name of a football player. We had not heard of him before.
- African American engineer Granville T. Woods obtained at least fifty patents. He received the first patent in l884.
- Dr. Ralph Bunch earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He became the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Citizens will oppose building the fertilizer plant. They are concerned about water and air quality.
- Alicia Alonso began to lose her eyesight at the age of nineteen. She danced and taught classical ballet for almost half a century.
- She will win the triathlon. Everyone at the finish line expects it.
- The room has two doors. One of them is always locked.
- Glaciers covered part of North America. They extended as far south as the Ohio River Valley.
Combine the independent clause with the clauses below it to create a new sentence. Use the combined clauses as indicated in parentheses.
l. Judge Elizabeth Fry passed sentence on a man.
- She was a strict jurist. (appositive phrase)
- He had continued to drive his car. (adjective clause)
- His license had been revoked. (adverb clause)
2. The winning photograph showed a group of basketball players.
- They were “frozen” in midair. (participial phrase)
- They jumped for the ball. (adverb clause)
3. The children earned money for their class trip.
- They earned money by the sale of old newspapers to recycling plants. (gerund phrase)
- They had collected the newspapers from their neighbors. (adjective clause)
4. Merchants used to put up picture signs.
- Many people couldn’t read. (adverb clause)
- These would show what they had to sell. (infinitive phrase)
5. George Moore had a cat.
- It forced him to pay attention to it (adjective clause)
- It got his attention when it jumped onto his desk and when it took his pen from his hand (gerund )
- Moore was an Irish novelist (appositive)