Grammar and Mechanics
For example, look at these three sentences:
Paul stayed up all night studying.
He had an exam the next day.
He fell asleep during his math exam.
Notice that there are three separate pieces of information: Paul staying up all night, having an exam the next day, and falling asleep during the exam.
If you had to choose which sentence combined all this information, make sure that every piece is in the answer. Take a look at this:
Paul stayed up all night because he had an exam.
Notice how there is no information about his falling asleep? This answer is not completely correct.
Now look at this:
Paul fell asleep during his math exam because he stayed up all night.
While this answer has two pieces of information in it, it doesn’t tell that you the reason Paul was up all night was because he was studying.
Look at this answer:
Paul fell asleep during his math exam because he was up all night studying.
This answer contains all the information. This is most correct.
Try this: Combining Sentences Quiz
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