Sentence Combining Exercise – 01

Join the sentences to make a single sentence…….(Questions and answers)

a. The police mounted a raid on my neighbor’s house. They suspected that a fugitive criminal had taken shelter in it.
Answer .. Suspecting that a fugitive criminal had taken shelter in my neighbour’s house, the police mounted a raid on it.
OR
On suspicion that a fugitive criminal had taken shelter in it, the police mounted a raid on my neighbour’s house.
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b. The police mounted a raid on my neighbour’s house. They suspected that a fugitive criminal had taken shelter in it. The raid was conducted at midnight.
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Answer ..The police mounted a midnight raid on my friend’s house as they suspected that a fugitive criminal had taken shelter in it.
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c. The police mounted a raid on my neighbor’s house. They suspected that a fugitive criminal had taken shelter in it. The raid was conducted at midnight. The raid was futile.
Answer .. The midnight police raid on my neighbour’s house on suspicion that a fugitive criminal had taken shelter in it turned out to be futile.

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d. The Indian farmers have called off their stir. The agitation had gone on for 15 months.
Answer .. The Indian farmers have called off their 15-month-old agitation.
OR
The Indian farmers have called off their agitation that had gone on for 15 months.
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e. The Indian farmers have called off their stir. The agitation had gone on for 15 months. The farmers had demanded the repeal of the three farm laws.

Answer …The farmers’ agitation demanding repeal of the three farm laws has been called off by them after 15 months.
OR
The 15-month-old agitation of the farmers demanding repeal of the three farm laws has been called off.
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f. The Indian farmers have called off their stir. The agitation had gone on for 15 months. The farmers had demanded the repeal of the three farm laws. The laws were very contentious.
Answer .. The Indian farmers’ 15-month-old agitation demanding repeal of the three contentious farm laws has been called off.
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g. Christmas is approaching. There is excitement in the air.
Answer .. There is excitement in the air on the eve of Christmas.
OR
As the Christmas is approaching, there is excitement in the air.
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h. Christmas is approaching. There is excitement in the air. People have thronged shopping malls.
Answer .. With excitement in the air on the eve of the Christmas, people have thronged the shopping malls.
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i. Christmas is approaching. There is excitement in the air. People have thronged shopping malls. They are ignoring Covid restrictions.
Answer.. With excitement in the air on the eve of the Christmas, people have thronged the shopping malls ignoring Covid restrictions.
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