Synthesis of Sentences

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  • Q1

    Combine the following sentences into a single meaningful sentence.

    Robert was shivering with fear. He begged the cops to save his life.

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    Answer:

    Shivering with fear, Robert begged the cops to save his life.

    Explanation:

    We can use an absolute phrase to combine two sentences. An absolute phrase combines a noun and a participle with any accompanying modifiers or objects.

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  • Q2

    Combine the following sentences into a single meaningful sentence.

    John is a professor. John is a good singer.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    John is not only a professor but also a good singer.

    Explanation:

    A correlative conjunction ‘not only…but also’ is used here to combine two simple sentences into a single meaningful sentence.

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  • Q3

    Combine the following sentences into a single meaningful sentence.

    Jane is my sister. She is a doctor.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Jane, my sister, is a doctor.

    Explanation:

    We can use nouns or noun phrases in apposition to combine sentences. Here ‘my uncle’ is a noun phrase in apposition used to combine the given sentences.

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  • Q4

    Combine the following sentences into a single meaningful sentence.

    You are very sick. You cannot attend the office today.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    You are too sick to attend the office today.

    Explanation:

    An infinitive is a non-finite verb which is generally preceded by ‘to’ and functions as a noun, adjective or adverb. Infinitives can be used to combine simple sentences.

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  • Q5

    Combine the following sentences into a single meaningful sentence.

    The child saw a scorpion. She cried aloud.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Seeing a scorpion the child cried aloud.

    Explanation:

    Two simple sentences can be combined into a simple sentence by using a participle.

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