Adding variety to the length and structure of your sentences is a good way to add interest. In this chapter you will learn two main ways to combine sentences:
- Combine two short sentences into one compound sentence (two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction like and or but).
- Combine two short sentences into one complex sentence (a dependent clause connected to an independent clause with a subordinating conjunction like after or because).
You will also learn to write clear and correct sentences by analyzing the following sentence errors:
- passive verbs versus active verbs
- run-on sentences, comma splices, and fragments
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