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Sentences and Types

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English
Class 8

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Identify the use of sentences of varying lengths and types

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The given sentence has been re-written. Choose the option that has not changed in meaning from the original:
The amateur dancer accepted the generous compliments in a happy mood.

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State whether true or false.
The given sentences are examples of two long sentences.
1) I kicked the chair.
2) My foot hurt terribly.

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Work in pairs to give each other advice, orders or suggestions, or even to threaten each other. Imagine situations like the following: Your partner
hasn’t got enough change for bus fare.

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Select the best version of the following to create sentence variation:
(Ensure the meaning of the sentence remains the same)

I ran as fast as I could. I was very scared. I thought I had seen a ghost.

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Select the best version of the following to create sentence variation:
(Ensure the meaning of the sentence remains the same)

Wealthy Greeks, attracted by the beauty of the place and peacefulness of the atmosphere, built many houses there.

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State whether true or false.
Long sentences work well for incorporating a lot of information, and short sentences can often maximize crucial points. 

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Choose whether the statement is true or false:
One short sentence after another makes your prose sound choppy and childish.

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Select the best version of the following to create sentence variation:
(Ensure the meaning of the sentence remains the same)

She was exhausted and decided to leave the party early.

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Write about yourself using the following expressions (do you play in the park, go to bed late, fuss over food, study hard etc.?)
always frequently usually
often sometimes rarely
For example: I always do my work neatly.

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Identify the intended effect of the following based on its sentence structure/variety:

The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed sombre under an overcast sky - seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.
(from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness)

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