Grade Six / Copper
Online Exercise Bank

21.2 Sentence Combining

Combining Sentences

Use the pull-down menus to identify the method used to combine each group of short sentences.

Combining Method
EXAMPLE: We followed the directions carefully. We were able to assemble the bicycle ourselves.
Combined: Following the directions carefully, we were able to assemble the bicycle ourselves.
participial phrase
1. The weather is clearing up. We may go sailing after all.
Combined: The weather is clearing up; we may go sailing after all.
2. Last night Marcia called. She invited me to spend the day.
Combined: Last night Maria called and invited me to spend the day.
3. My father is building us a playhouse. My grandfather is helping him.
Combined: My father and grandfather are building us a playhouse.
4. Jennie went to the movies. Sue went, too. I went with them.
Combined: Jennie, Sue, and I went to the movies.
5. The cookies smell delicious. They are baking in the oven.
Combined: The cookies baking in the oven smell delicious.
6. My mother is attending the parents meeting. My father is attending the parents meeting.
Combined: My mother and father are attending the parents meeting.
7. I saw Simon last night. He was at the library.
Combined: I saw Simon last night at the library.
8. Heather went to school. Heather took her test.
Combined: Heather went to school and took her test.
9. The children were singing a song. They were quite joyful.
Combined: The children singing a song were quite joyful.
10. Paul is going to Florida during winter vacation. David is going to Florida for vacation.
Combined: Paul and David are going to Florida for vacation.