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Variety of Syntax


Incorporate some variety of syntactic structures for effect when appropriate (e.g., modifying phrases, parenthetical expressions). 0801.3.13

Links verified on 8/25/2014

  1. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - LEO offers a large number of sample revisions
  2. Commas with transitional phrases, parenthetical or contrasting expressions - Insert commas where necessary in the following sentences.
  3. Parenthetical Expression - Decide which choice contains the sentence with the correctly placed commas by clicking on the red button next to that choice
  4. Sentence Variety - explanation with examples.
  5. Sentence Variety - This resource presents methods for adding sentence variety and complexity to writing that may sound repetitive or boring. Sections are divided into general tips for varying structure, a discussion of sentence types, and specific parts of speech which can aid in sentence variety.
  6. Sentence Variety - large number of tips about sentence variety plus links to related quizzes
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