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This printable supports Common Core ELA Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1b

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Combining Sentences (Grade 6)

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Combining Sentences

1. 
What would be the best way to combine these two sentences?

Summer is just around the corner.
It is the hottest season of the year.
  1. Summer, the hottest season of the year, is just around the corner.
  2. The hottest season of the year is summer and it is just around the corner.
  3. The hottest season of the summer is just around the corner.
  4. The hottest season, summer is just around the corner.
2. 
He looked at the trophy. He was proud of his victory.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with an absolute phrase?
  1. He looked at the trophy, proud of his victory.
  2. He looked at the trophy, and he was proud of his victory.
  3. Proud of his victory, at the trophy, he looked.
  4. He looked proud of his victory at the trophy.
3. 
Read the following sentences.
(1) I have a younger sister named Laura.
(2) She sings like a bird.

Which sentence uses an appositive to correctly combine the two ideas?
  1. I have a younger sister who sings like a bird, and her name is Laura.
  2. I have a younger sister who is named Laura, and she sings like a bird.
  3. My younger sister, Laura, sings like a bird.
  4. My younger sister is Laura, and she sings like a bird.
4. 
What would be the best way to combine these two sentences?

My band teacher's name is Ms. Godsey.
She taught me how to play three instruments.
  1. Ms. Godsey who taught me how to play three instruments, is my band teacher.
  2. My band teacher taught me how to play three instruments, her name is Ms. Godsey.
  3. My band teacher, Ms. Godsey, taught me how to play three instruments.
  4. Mrs. Godsey is my band teacher, because she taught me how to play three instruments.
5. 
Combine these two simple sentences with a compound predicate

Mr. Patacsil fell. He broke his leg.



6. 
Which is the BEST way to combine the following sentences?

Chandra bought the puzzle. She wrapped the puzzle.
  1. Chandra bought the puzzle, and wrapped the puzzle.
  2. Chandra bought and wrapped the puzzle.
  3. Chandra wrapped the puzzle after she bought the puzzle.
  4. Wrapping the puzzle, Chandra bought it.
7. 
Why should you combine sentences?
  1. To make a smoother sentence
  2. To make a more detailed sentence
  3. To keep writing from being choppy
  4. All of the above
8. 
Choose all of the ways you can combine sentences.
  1. Combine with phrases
  2. Combine with key words
  3. Combine with a longer sentence
  4. None of the above
9. 
Combine the following sentences with an adjective.

They had to wait in a line to see the movie.
The line was long.



10. 
Combine the following two sentences using an appositive.

On Saturdays, Alisha likes to make pancakes for breakfast.
Alisha is my sister.



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