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“Sentence Combining, 9/16.” — Combine each group of short, choppy sentences into one smooth-sounding sentence. You may add, subtract, or change words, but make sure to keep the meaning of all the parts. You will have to punctuate as appropriate. (Bonus: Write more than one combination!)
1. a) Chuckie bounces wildly in his desk. b) He is the class clown. c) He clucks like a chicken.
2. a) His fingers make sounds. b) The sounds are scratching. c) They claw the desktop. d) The desktop is battered.
3. a) Then a voice freezes his behavior. b) The voice is stern. c) The behavior is disturbing. (Hint: stern and disturbing are just adjectives.)
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