Combining Sentences Exercise (460)

Combine each pair of sentences below into a single statement. (The sentences in the answer section show one possible revision.)

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: These sailors were only one generation removed from the old country. They plied their trade along the coast, taking whatever work they could get.
Correct : These sailors, only one generation removed from the old country, plied their trade along the coast, taking whatever work they could get.

2.
Original: One of the foundations of modern physics is the general theory of relativity. The other is quantum mechanics.
Correct : The foundations of modern physics are the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

3.
Original: He threw the ball toward the window. It shattered the glass and landed inside. It was an accident.
Correct : He accidentally threw the ball toward the window, and it shattered the glass and landed inside.

4.
Original: Carbohydrates are foods that contain sugar or starch. The digest system converts starch to sugar.
Correct : Carbohydrates are foods that contain sugar or starch, which the digest system converts to sugar.

5.
Original: John pored over the reports. At the same time, Mary began to conduct her research.
Correct : John pored over the reports while Mary began to conduct her research.

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