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| Exercise #3|
Make a single sentence from each of the groups of sentences below.
You must include all of the information which is given, but you may change the form of any word or the arrangement of the sentences. You should delete redundant words or phrases, and you may add prepositions and conjunctions.
l. The students were diligent.
2. The students followed their professor's instructions.
3. The students wrote in their journals.
4. The students wrote every day.
"Single sentence": Diligently following their professor's instructions, the students wrote in their journals every day.
A. l. We caught two bass.
2. We hauled them in briskly.
3. We hauled them in as though they were mackerel.
4. We pulled them over the side of the boat.
5. We did not use a landing net.
6. Our manner was businesslike.
7. We stunned them with a blow on the back of the head.
A) As we caught two bass, we hauled them in briskly as though they were mackerel, then we pulled them over the side of the boat as we did not use a landing net; because out manner was businesslike, we stunned them with a blow on the back of the head.
-- E.B. White
B. l. The doctor's eye roved across the landscape.
2. His eye detected a figure.
3. His eye was quick.
4. The figure was in black.
5. The figure passed through the gate.
6. The gate led to the field.
7. The gate led down toward the pond.
B) As the doctor’s eye roved across the landscape, his eyes detected a figure because his eyes were quick; the figure was in black , and passed through the gate which led to the field which led down toward the pond.
C. l. Mrs. Lang saw herself as a counselor.
2. Mrs. Lang saw herself as wise and helpful.
3. She appeared on her neighbor's doorstep.
4. She appeared at the first hint of trouble.
5. She was armed with a treasure-trove of cliches.
6. She was armed with a repertory of sad looks.
7. She was armed with a jar of fig preserves.
C) Mrs. Lang saw herself as a counselor as she was wise, and helpful; when she appeared on her neighbor’s doorstep, she appeared at the first hint of trouble with a treasure-trove of clichés, repertory of sad looks and a jar of fig preserves.
D. l. Two men dozed.
2. The two men were young.
3. The two men were in the class.
4. They succumbed to fatigue.
5. They succumbed to boredom. 6. They succumbed to the stuffiness of the classroom.
7. The classroom was crowded.
8. They barely heard the voice of the instructor.
9. The instructor detailed with enthusiasm.
10. The instructor detailed the horrors of the Black Death.
D) Two men dozed, they were young, in the class; they succumbed to fatigue, boredom and to the stuffiness of the classroom as the classroom was crowded, they barely heard the voice of the instructor, still, the instructor detailed with enthusiasm about the horrors of the Black Death.
E. l. There is a spider.
2. The spider is bulbous at the abdomen.
3. The spider is drab in color.
4. The spider is in the bathroom.
5. The spider has a web.
6. The web is six inches in diameter.
7. The web is in the corner.
8. The corner is behind the toilet.
9. The web is torn.
10. An earwig is trapped in the web.
11. Corpses are on the floor beneath the web.
12. The corpses are the spider's kill.
13. Most of the corpses are sow bugs.
14. Three of the corpses are spiders.
15. Two of the corpses are moths.
16. The moths' corpses are wingless.
E) There was a spider in the bathroom that was bulbous at the abdomen, and had a web; the web was in the corner behind the toilet and was torn and six inches diameter which had earwigs trapped in the web, therefore, there were corpses that were spider’s kill and most of them were sow bugs, three of them were spiders, two of them were moths; the moths’ corpses did not have wings.
-- Annie Dillard
F. l. He ran upstairs.
2. He took blankets from a bed.
3. He put blankets before the fire.
4. The blankets were warm.
5. Then he removed her clothing.
6. Her clothing was saturated.
7. Her clothing was earthy-smelling.
8. He rubbed her leg.
9. He rubbed her with a towel.
10. He wrapped her in the blanket.
11. She was naked.
F) He ran upstairs with blankets from a bed to put blankets before the fire and the blankets were warm then he removed her clothing because the clothing was saturated, had earthy-smelling, and as he rubbed her leg with a towel, he wrapped her in the blanket because she was naked.
-- D.H. Lawrence
G l. Then he motioned.
2. He motioned to the driver.
3. The driver was to go on.
4. The car moved slowly.
5. The car moved along.
6. The driver avoided holes.
7. The holes had been made by wart hogs.
8. The driver drove around the mud castles.
9. The mud castles had been built by ants.
G) The driver was to go on, then he motioned, as he motioned to the driver, the car slowly moved along; the driver tried to avoid the holes made by wart hogs as the driver drove around the mud castles that were built by ants.
-- Ernest Hemingway
H. l. Corporal Max Klinger is a character on "M.A.S.H."
2. "M.A.S.H." is a television series.
3. "M.A.S.H." is popular.
4. Corporal Klinger is aptly named.
5. He is named for a playwright.
6. The playwright is Maximilian Klinger.
7. Maximilian Klinger was a German.
8. Maximilian Klinger lived in the eighteenth century.
9. Maximilian Klinger wrote a play.
10. His play was entitled "Sturm und Drang."
11. "Sturm und Drang" means "Storm and Stress."
12. "Sturm und Drang" became the name of a movement.
13. The movement was literary.
14. The movement was "avant-garde."
H) Corporal Max Klinger is a character on “M.A.S.H” that was a popular TV series,
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