Combining, Expanding, and Reducing Worksheets:
Tornado! - This a whirlwind of an activity for students that are seeing it for the first time. In the paragraph below, either the subject or the predicate are repeated in various sentences. Combine each set of repetitive sentences to make one longer sentence without repetitive words. Write the new paragraph on the lines below.
Expanding Sentences - The sentences that are given are weak. Make them stronger by adding adjectives and adverbs or entire phrases.
Combining Sentences - Aaron has lots of ideas, but nothing done. Help him bring his thoughts to life.
Expanding Sentences 2 - This is what you see after your teacher grades your paper. Use the hints in parentheses to add detail and expand the sentences below.
Harvey - Combine the subjects or predicates of each pair to create a single sentence without repetition. Use the back of this page for more room.
At the Office - Combine and expand upon the sets of sentences below. This one is really fun.
Expansion Project - The town of Perryville is expanding. Help them to grow by expanding these sentences from their travel brochure.
Sentence Repair - Correct the following run-on sentences. Here are some ways to achieve this: Separate clauses using punctuation. Separate clauses using a conjunction. Rearrange the sentence (you may add or remove words).
Expanding Sentences 3 - Expand each sentence below by choosing one of the techniques from the box. Use the color code provided to color the hammer in front of each sentence to indicate which technique you used.
Reverse-Engineering Sentences - Underline any part of the sentence that you feel is Dickens expanding upon the single, complete idea the sentence is intended to convey.
Reducing Sentences - Reduce the following adjective or adverb clauses. Rewrite the sentence on the line.