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5.8 Embedded Thoughts: Review & Practice Part 2

Review & Practice Part 2
Instructions


This Review and Practice exercise is an opportunity for you to test your understanding of what you have studied in Chapter 5: Embedded Thoughts.

After the review statements below you'll find dependent clauses, verbals, or verbal phrases. Embed each one in a larger sentence of your own creating. You can compare your answers to the sentences returned to you when you click on "One suggested answer" buttons, but remember that these represent only one possibility.

A dependent word takes away a clause's independence and prepares it for embedding.

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A verb may become a verbal and become ready for embedding by the addition of the word to or by the loss of an auxiliary.

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Combine the sets of sentences in each numbered group below.

Embedding clauses is one way of combining sentences. (Use the dependent words--in bold type--given for each group.)

11. (because, while)  

    

12. (although)  
    

13. (as, who)  
    

14. (until)  
    

15. (that)  
    


Changing verbs to embedded verbals is another way of combining sentences.

Change the words in ALL CAPS to embedded verbals or verbal phrases.)

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Compounding embedded thoughts is a third way to combine sentences.

(Using the conjunctions shown in bold type, compound the bracketed embedded thoughts.)

21. (and)   
    

22. (but not)  
    

23. (or)  
    

24. (and)  
    

25. (and)   
    

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