GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Sentence combining is used to connect related ideas in one sentence.
Here, six simple sentences have been combined into one complex sentence. The combined sentence shows the relationship between the ideas and omits unnecessary words and repetitions. The sentence is clear and well-written.
Sentences can be combined by using independent clauses, dependent clauses, and phrases. Sentence combining is useful because it helps you clearly show the relationship between ideas. It also helps you write more fluently and use a variety of advanced sentence structures.
In Sentence Combining: Part 1, you were given a number of ways to combine ideas in expanded simple sentences and compound sentences.
Now here are a number of ways to combine sentences and ideas in complex sentences:
There are many ways to combine sentences: the best way is the clearest and shortest. Do not omit words that are necessary for understanding. Do not use words that are unnecessary.