Lesson 290 – Parts of the Sentence – Sentence Variety

Having learned about phrases and clauses, let’s now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. The camper sighed heavily, strained under the weight of his load, and carried it into camp.
2. Waiting for the signal to enter, the children played happily around the entrance to the park.
3. When she had performed her daily tasks, the old lady lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening.
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Answers:
1. compound verbs
Sighing heavily, the camper strained under the weight of his load and carried it into the camp. = participial phrase
While he strained under the weight of his load, the camper sighed heavily and carried it into camp. = adverb clause
The camper who strained under the weight of his load sighed heavily and carried it into camp. = adjective clause
2. participial phrase
The children waited for the signal to enter as they played happily around the entrance to the park. = adverb clause
The children waited for the signal to enter and played happily around the entrance to the park. = compound verbs
The children who played happily around the entrance to the park waited for the signal to enter. = adjective clause
3. adverb clause
Performing her daily tasks, the old lady lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening. = participial phrase
The old lady that had performed her daily tasks lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening. = adjective clause
The old lady performed her daily tasks, and she lit a fire and warmed herself for the evening. = compound sentence

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Lesson 289 – Parts of the Sentence – Sentence Variety

Having learned about phrases and clauses, let’s now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. Standing nervously in the wings of the theater, Jeanne practiced her lines quietly and waited to go on stage.
2. The detective searched carefully through the old desk as he recounted in his mind the importance of the will.
3. The small black dog which looked weak and harmless leaped suddenly at the stranger.
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Answers:
1. participial phrase
Jeanne stood nervously in the wings of the theater and practiced her lines quietly while she waited to go on stage. = adverb clause
Jeanne stood nervously in the wings of the theater, practiced her lines quietly, and waited to go on stage. = compound verbs
Jeanne who practiced her lines quietly stood nervously in the wings of the theater and waited to go on stage. = adjective clause
2. adverb clause
The detective searched carefully through the old desk, and he recounted in his mind the importance of the will. = compound sentence
Recounting in his mind the importance of the will, the detective searched carefully through the old desk. = participial phrase
The detective who searched carefully through the old desk recounted in his mind the importance of the will. = adjective clause
3. adjective clause
Looking weak and harmless, the small black dog leaped suddenly at the stranger. = participial phrase
Although he looked weak and harmless, the small black dog leaped suddenly at the stranger. = adverb clause
The small black dog looked weak and harmless but leaped suddenly at the stranger. = compound verbs

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Lesson 288 – Parts of the Sentence – Sentence Variety

Having learned about phrases and clauses, let’s now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. The engineer knew the train was on time, leaned against the side, and sighed with relief.
2. Hoping to have the seating in place by evening, the committee for the Olympics hurriedly set up bleachers along the main road.
3. Mark took a quick, refreshing swim in the mountain lake before he returned to the cabin for breakfast.
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Answers:
1. compound verbs
Knowing the train was on time, the engineer leaned against the side and sighed with relief. = participial phrase
The engineer that knew the train was on time leaned against the side and sighed with relief. = adjective clause
When the engineer leaned against the side and sighed with relief, he knew the train was on time. = adverb clause
2. participial phrase
The committee for the Olympics hoped to have the seating in place by evening and hurriedly set up bleachers along the main road. = compound verb
The committee for the Olympics that hoped to have the seating in place by evening hurriedly set up bleachers along the main road. = adjective clause
Because they hoped to have the seating in place by evening, the committee for the Olympics hurriedly set up bleachers along the main road. = adverb clause
3. adverb clause
Having taken a quick, refreshing swim in the mountain lake, Mark returned to the cabin for breakfast. = participial phrase
Mark who had taken a quick, refreshing swim in the mountain lake returned to the cabin for breakfast. = adjective clause
Mark took a quick, refreshing swim in the mountain lake and returned to the cabin for breakfast. = compound verbs

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Lesson 287 – Parts of the Sentence – Sentence Variety

Having learned about phrases and clauses, let’s now use the following phrases and clauses to give variety to our writing: participial phrases, adverb clauses, adjective clauses, compound sentences or verbs.
First identify which of the above ways is used in the sentence, and then rewrite it using the three other ways identifying each of the methods used.
Example: Having finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = participial phrase
You must rewrite it using an adverb clause, adjective clause, and either a compound sentence or a simple sentence with compound verbs.
I finished my lessons, sat back, and gloried in my effort. = compound verbs
After I had finished my lessons, I sat back and gloried in my effort. = adverb clause
I who had finished my lessons sat back and gloried in my effort. = adjective clause
Instructions: Identify the written sentence and rewrite it the other three ways.
1. At dusk the manager threw the electrical switch, and the amusement park lit up like a star-studded galaxy.
2. As he walked out on the wire and completed his various routines, the acrobat carefully demonstrated his intricate ability.
3. The people who saw the basketball star surged against the restraints and called out compliments and greetings.
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Answers:
1. compound sentence
Throwing the electrical switch at dusk, the manager lit up the amusement park like a star-studded galaxy. = participial phrase
At dusk the manager who threw the electrical switch lit up the amusement park like a star-studded galaxy. = adjective clause
After the manager threw the electrical switch, the amusement park lit up like a star-studded galaxy at dusk. = adverb clause
2. participial phrase
When he had demonstrated his intricate ability, the acrobat carefully walked out on the wire and completed his various routines. = adverb clause
The acrobat demonstrated his intricate ability, carefully walked out on the wire, and completed his various routines. = compound verbs
The acrobat who carefully walked out on the wire and completed his various routines demonstrated his intricate ability. = adjective clause
3. adjective clause
Seeing the basketball star, the people surged against the restraints and called out compliments and greetings. = participial phrase
When the people saw the basketball star, they surged against the restraints and called out compliments and greetings. = adverb clause
The people saw the basketball star, and they surged against the restraints and called out compliments and greetings. = compound sentence

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