Sentence Devices

Sentence variety with adjectives & other constituent parts

In the previous post on sentence variety with adverbial modifiers, we saw how switching up word order and sentence patterns can create both emphasis and more interesting writing. There were quite a number of devices that can be used with adverbial modifiers because they include a single adverb, an adverb phrase, and an adverb clause …

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Devices for Sentence Variety

The past few posts have focused on subordination by dependent clauses and subordination by verbals and reduction. We use subordination to express relationships between our ideas, combining ideas and sentences of unequal importance. When we create complex sentences, we combine two independent clauses, by changing one independent clause into a dependent (subordinate) clause which contains …

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