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Do you want to make your writing more interesting?


  You can do this by combining 2
  or more shorter sentences into
  one longer, more interesting
  sentence.
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  A
conjunction is a word you
  can use to combine the
  sentences.
  Examples of conjunctions are:    
         and
, or, but,
so

 

     Suppose you wrote these
   sentences in your  story...

   Melanie forgot her lunch.     
   She called her mother.

       You could combine these   
    sentences with a
conjunction.

    Melanie forgot her lunch, so
    she called her mother.

                                                                           

 lunchbox

 

     Another example might look
     like this...

     Pam bought 3 pencils. She
     lost 2 of them.

     You could combine these
     sentences with a
conjunction.

     Pam bought 3 pencils, but
     she lost 2 of them.



 

    Maybe you wrote...

    Bobby has a football.  He 
   threw it across the yard.

      You could combine these   
      sentences with a
conjunction.

      Bobby has a football, and
     he threw it across the 
     yard.


boy with football
 


       Remember to always put a

      comma
before the
      conjunction
in every
      compound sentence.

 

            ,  

 

            

             You can even combine 3 short sentences to make your
                           writing sound
smoother.

 

      For example:

     For lunch I ate a sandwich. 
     I ate potato chips.  I ate
     a cookie.
             
  Or      You could write...    For lunch I ate a sandwich,
   potato chips,
and a cookie.

    Doesn't that sound better?

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