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3.6 Verbs: Split Verbs

Application 7
  Instructions

Combine each set of sentences by compounding the subjects using the conjunction within the parentheses.

Example: The consumer price index can measure the activity of a nation's economy. The balance of trade figure can measure the activity of a nation's economy. (and)
The consumer price index and the balance of trade figure can measure the activity of a nation's economy.

1. The press is watching for a clue. The police are watching for a clue. (and)


2. Mosquitoes bother us all night long by the lake. Black flies bother us all night long by the lake. (and)


3. Your dog eats my garbage. If not, your cat eats my garbage. (either . . . or. . .)


4. Tara has not bought a digital watch. Her boyfriend hasn't bought one either. (neither. . . nor. . .)


5. The movie delighted the children. The music delighted them. The popcorn delighted them. The soda delighted them. (, , , and)


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