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5.2 Embedded Thoughts: From Independent to Dependent Clause


Turn the sentence into a dependent clause by using the dependent word shown in parentheses. Then, in the space provided, embed the newly dependent clause in a larger sentence. If the dependent clause comes first in the sentence, put a comma at the end of the clause.
Everyone's answers will be different for this exercise. The answers given by the computer (click on "One possible answer") are just examples, and your classmates will surely have interesting possibilities.

1. The weather irritates his joints. (when)

2. The soup was cooking. (while)

3. Oranges will be plentiful this year. (that)

4. The whole family will fit into the Honda. (how)

5. The spool of thread dropped into her mitten. (whether)


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