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1 The BEST Choice for Sentence Combining On standardized tests, like TCAP, you could be given four correct options. How do you choose?

2 You must choose the BEST Which is the best? The choice that is: 1)not repetitive 2)not choppy,short, or awkward 3)only one punctuated correctly 4) did actually combine all the thoughts 5) combined all the thoughts without changing the meaning

3 Repetitive? Sydney is a student at Stewarts Creek Middle School. She is a seventh-grade student. A.Sydney, who is a seventh-grade student, is a student at Stewarts Creek Middle School. (comma rule 4, appositive phrase) B. Sydney is a student at Stewarts Creek Middle School, and she is a seventh-grade student. (comma rule 2, subject verb on both sides) C. Sydney is a seventh-grade student; therefore, she is a student at Stewarts Creek Middle School. (semicolon rule 3 subject verb on both sides) What is the best way to combine the two sentences? Sydney is a seventh-grade student at Stewarts Creek Middle School.

4 Choppy, short, or awkward? He is going to the mall. Thats where he will find a new pair of shoes. A.He is going to the mall; he will find a new pair of shoes. (semicolon rule 1; subject verb on each side) B. He is going to the mall; as a result, he will find a new pair of shoes. (semicolon rule 3; subject verb on each side) What is the best way to combine the two sentences? He is going to the mall where he will find a new pair of shoes. (AWHITEBUS) He is going to the mall to find a new pair of shoes. (prepositional phrase)

5 Only one punctuated correctly? Divergent is a teen book. Divergent is written by Veronica Roth. A.Divergent is a teen book, written by Veronica Roth. B.Divergent is written by Veronica Roth; is a teen book. C.Divergent, which is a teen book, is written by Veronica Roth. What is the best way to combine the two sentences using an appositive phrase correctly? Divergent, which is a teen book, is written by Veronica Roth.

6 Did actually combine all the thoughts? The principal was garbed in an ebony suit. The principal opened the door. He affronted the class about their behavior. A.He was garbed in an ebony suit, opened the door, he affronted the class about their behavior. B.The principal opened the door; he affronted the class about their behavior. C.The principal, garbed in an ebony suit, opened the door. He affronted the class about their behavior. What is the best way to combine these sentences correctly? The principal, garbed in an ebony suit, opened the door; he affronted the class about their behavior.

7 Combined all the thoughts but didnt change the meaning? The principal was garbed in an ebony suit. The principal opened the door. He affronted the class about their behavior. A.The principal opened the door garbed in an ebony suit; he affronted the class about their behavior. (the door was garbed in an ebony suit?) B.The principal affronted the class, then opened the door, garbed in an ebony suit. (can he affront the class, then open the door?) What is the best way to combine these sentences correctly? The principal, garbed in an ebony suit, opened the door; he affronted the class about their behavior.

8 Now practice on your own Complete the Sentence Combining Review Worksheet. When you combine, please do not make them repetitive, short, choppy, awkward, run-ons, or comma splices. Please combine them using correct punctuation and do not change the meaning.

9 Directions Write why each choice is NOT the best. Then, how the correct answer is correctly written.

10 One can get finger tendonitis. This is often the type of tendonitis that climbers experience. This can sometimes be painful from the finger to the elbow. A.Often, climbers can experience pain from the finger to the elbow from finger tendonitis. B.Finger tendonitis can be painful from the finger to the elbow, and often climbers experience this. C.The type of tendonitis that climbers often experience, which is finger tendonitis, can sometimes be painful from the finger to the elbow. D.The type of tendonitis that climbers often experience is finger tendonitis, and this can be painful from the finger to the elbow.

11 One can get finger tendonitis. This is often the type of tendonitis that climbers experience. This can sometimes be painful from the finger to the elbow. A.Often, climbers can experience pain from the finger to the elbow from finger tendonitis. (changed the meaning and awkward) B. Finger tendonitis can be painful from the finger to the elbow, and often climbers experience this. (changed the meaning and awkward) C. The type of tendonitis that climbers often experience, which is finger tendonitis, can sometimes be painful from the finger to the elbow. (is correct because it correct punctuates an appositive phrase using comma rule 4, and the meaning is not changed) D.The type of tendonitis that climbers often experience is finger tendonitis, and this can be painful from the finger to the elbow. (meaning changes and is repetitive)

12 My cat escaped out the door. I had to rescue it from a tree. I was late for school. A. I rescued my cat from a tree because it was escaped out the door. B. I was late for school after my cat escaped out of the door. C. After my cat escaped out the door, I had to rescue it from a tree and was then late for school. D. My cat escaped out the door and I had to rescue it from a tree and I was late for school.

13 The best answer is… C

14 The tree branch fell on the roof. We roof was leaking. We repaired the roof. A. After we repaired the roof the leak stopped. B. The tree branch fell on the leaking roof. C. We repaired the roof after a falling branch caused it to leak. D. The leaking roof needed to be repaired after the tree branch fell on it.

15 The best answer is… C

16 Our car broke down. We called a tow truck. We had it towed to Toronto. A. We had to tow the car to Toronto. B. When our car broke down we had to call a tow truck to have it towed to Toronto. C. We had to call a tow truck when our car broke down. D. A tow truck from Toronto had to be called when our car broke down.

17 The best answer is… D

18 American Idiot sold over 10 million CDs. It was recorded by Green Day. American Idiot was voted Album of the Year. A. Green Day recorded American Idiot in 2003. B. American Idiot was voted Album of the Year and sold over 10 million copies. C. American Idiot by Greenday sold over 10 millions copies and was voted Album of the Year. D. Green Day recorded American Idiot and sold over 10 million copies and won Album of the Year.

19 The best answer is… C


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