Synthesis of Sentences
The combination of sentences is termed as synthesis of sentences. Synthesis is a process by which a number of simple sentences are combined into one new sentence, be it simple, compound, complex or mixed.
The three chief ways to combine two or more sentences are as follows:
1. Combination of simple sentences into a single simple sentence: This can be done in the following ways.
a) By using participles
E.g. I failed in my exams. I disappointed my parents. Having failed in exams, I disappointed my parents.
b) By using nouns or gerunds
E.g. She did not get the job. She has made every effort. With all her efforts, she did not get the job.
c) By using absolute phrases
E.g. The day dawned. The people went to the Ganga. The day having dawned, the people went to the Ganga.
d) By using nouns or phrases in apposition
E.g. Mr. Smith is my boss. He always speaks the truth. Mr. Smith, my boss, always speaks the truth
e) By using adverbs or adverbial phrases
E.g. He will win the first prize. This is certain. He will certainly win the first prize.
f) By using infinitives
E.g. I went to the US. I had to appear for an interview. I went to the US to appear for an interview.
2. Combination of two or more simple sentences into a single compound
3. Combination of two or more simple sentences into a single complex sentence.