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chapter 5.6 Embedded Thoughts: Combining Sentences by Embedding Thoughts

Several separate sentences may combine into a more complex sentence when one clause keeps its independence and the others are embedded into it as dependent clauses.

Separate sentences:

Lobbyists are paid by many private and public organizations.
The organizations raise money from people.
The people want their opinions to be taken seriously on Capitol Hill.
Combined:
Lobbyists are paid by many private and public organizations {that raise money from people} {who want their opinions to be taken seriously on Capitol Hill}.
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Several separate sentences can be combined into a more complex sentence when the verb in one keeps its full powers and the verbs in the others become embedded verbals.

Separate sentences:

Recent polls show public concern about the influence of money in politics.
Public concern is rapidly rising.
U.S citizens spent $49 million on lobbyists in 1985.
The citizens were trying to sway congressional votes.
Separate sentences combined:
Recent polls show {rapidly rising} public concern about the influence of money in politics.
{Trying to influence congressional votes}, U.S. citizens spent $49 million on lobbyists in 1985.

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