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Adding

a second complete thought to a simple sentence results in a compound (or double) sentence. The two complete statements in a compound sentence are usually connected by a comma, and a joining or coordinating word---and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet.

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Mico read on the ancient Palestinian literature for an hour, but the ideas about the Holy Scriptures needed further explanations. 2. A bible story will be shown on television this week, so he sets a schedule to watch it. 3. His friends are willing to discuss the story with him, and so they plan to be together.

Example: The bible refers to many events in the history of ancient Israel. Liza wants to know more about the Old Testament. Answer: The bible refers to many events in the history of ancient Israel, so Liza wants to know more about the Old Testament.

Her

brother surfs the internet. He wants to know more about the story of Ruth.

Liza

tried to help him. She advised him to visit www.newtestament.com

Adding

a dependent thought to a simple sentence results in a complex sentence. A dependent thought begins with one of the following subordinating words:

after, if, even if, when, whenever, although, though, in order that, where, wherever, as, as if, since that, whether, as though, so that, which, whichever, because, unless, while, before, until, who, even though, what, whatever, whose

Although

the bible is an inspiring book, not everybody finds time to read it.
though Dolly is tired, she devotes an hour reading the Psalms. she feels depressed, she turns to Psalm

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Among

the special openers that can be used to start sentences are ed words, -ing words, -ly words, to word groups, and prepositional phrases.

ed word Inspired by the Psalms, Ditas has a better attitude towards her work. 2. ing word Reading Psalm 23, the hopeless student promised to create opportunities for himself.
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3. ly word Faithfully, Susie reads a passage in the Bible.


4. to word group To understand Greek mythology better, Jake visited the Web site on mythology. 5. Prepositional phrase During the interpretative reading of the poem, the listeners felt its message.

Various parts of a sentence may be placed in a series. Among these parts are adjectives (descriptive words) and verbs.
ADJECTIVES: Liza appreciated the simple, original, and universal style of the author.

VERBS: Liza read The Raven of Edgar Allan Poe, admired his choice of words, and interpreted the poems message.