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This document serves as a study guide for the Writer's Choice Textbook. Please note that this is only for the Sentence Combining Unit.
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  Unit 21: Sentence Combining   -   Chapter 21.1 Prepositional Phrases o   Prepositional Phrase: A group of words that starts with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun.    Examples of prepositions include…      Above    Across    By    In    Of    Since    Up    Until    With    According to    Because of    On account of o   The prepositional phrase would be moved to the sentence with the same/similar subject, or without a preposition at all. o   Words like “the”, “he”, “she”, “it”, and others that describe the subject or  predicate will not be included along with the subject. o   Prepositional Phrases could also be used as an introductory phrase.    Examples    1(a) Strange sicknesses were in the human and animal communities.    1(b) Doctors studied the strange sickness.    1(c) The doctors studies the strange sickness with the latest medical tools. o   The doctors studied the strange sickness in the animal and human communities with the latest medical tools.    2(a) The vegetation was dead or dying.    2(b) The dying vegetation was beside the roads.    2(c) The dying vegetation was in the orchards. o   The dying vegetation beside the roads and in the orchards was dead or dying.    3(a) People visited this town.    3(b) They came from miles away.    3(c) They came on account of the romantic beauty of this special place. o   People from miles away visited this town on account of the romantic beauty of this special place   -   Chapter 21.2: Appositives o   Appositive: An appositive is a noun placed next to another noun to identify it or give additional information about it. o   Appositive Phrase: An appositive phrase includes an appositive and other words that describe it. It must always be a phrase. o   The sentence that describes the subject will be the appositive and will be next to the subject in the other subject. o   Examples    1(a) Maya Lin studied architecture at Yale University.    1(b) She was a valedictorian in high school.    Maya Lin, a valedictorian in high school, studied architecture at Yale University.    2(a) During her visit to the site, Maya Lin envisioned the winning design.    2(b) The site was in Constitution Gardens.    2(c) Maya Lin was an architecture student.    During her visit to the site, Constitution Gardens, Maya Lin, an architecture student, envisioned the winning design.    3(a) The winner described her feelings to a Washington Post writer.    3(b) Maya Lin was the winner.    3(c) The writer was Phil McCombs.    The winner, Maya Lin, described her feelings to a Washington Post   writer, Phil McCombs.   -   Chapter 21.3: Adjective Clauses o   Adjective Clause: a subordinate clause that modifies or describes a noun or pronoun in the main clause. o   Adjective Clauses are usually introduced by a relative pronoun    That    Which    Who    Whom    Whose    Whoever    What    When    Where o   Adjective Clauses only modify verbs o   Examples    1(a) The girls had to rush back at seven-thirty.    1(b) The girls were released at seven for breakfast.    The girls, who were released at seven for breakfast, had to rush back at seven-thirty.    2(a) Lyddie ran to the window for a breath of fresh air.    2(b) Lyddie’s eyes were filled with tears.       2(c) She needed the breath of fresh air so desperately.    Lyddie, who needed the breath of fresh air so desperately, ran to the window with her eyes filled with tears.    3(a) By the end of the day, Lyddie was too tired to think about regulations.    3(b) These were rules that all girls had to learn.    By the end of the day, Lyddie was too tired to think about regulations that all girls had to learn.   -   Chapter 21.3: Adverb Clauses o   Adverb Clause: is a subordinate clause that modifies or describes the verb in the main clause.    It tells…      How    When    Where    Why    Under What Condition o   An adverb clause is introduced by a subordinating conjunction    After    Although    As    Before    Because    If    Since    Than    Though    Until    Unless    Who    Whoever    Where    Whereas    Wherever o   Examples    1(a) The narrator was at the right place at the right time.    1(b) He made his first basket.    As a result of the narrator being at the right time, he made his first basket.    2(a) A basketball player is fouled in the process of making a shot.    2(b)He gets two foul shots, not one.    If a basketball player is fouled in the process of making a shot, he gets two foul shots, not one.    3(a) The narrator’s teammates were happy and proud.      3(b) They had beaten a very rough team.     The narrator’s teammates were happ y and proud because they had beaten a very rough team.
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