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Varied Syntax: Three New Examples

Last week, we began with two simple sentences and learned how to put them together in different and interesting new syntax. This week, we look at three more ways to provide variety to your sentences.

The two sentences: He went for a walk. He saw a rosebush.

 Three More Ways to Vary Syntax:

He saw a rosebush on his walk. (use a prepositional phrase at the end of the sentence; note the concise nature of the sentence in this example)

He went for a walk and, to his delight, saw a rosebush. (inserting a phrase that adds meaning to the first clause)

He went for a walk—the last thing he should have been doing—and saw a rosebush. (in this construction the dashes separate an aside or comment)

(January 29, 2012)

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