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Multiple Ways of Combining Sentences

From Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll


Colorized from a
B&W illustration 
by John Tenniel
Directions: Combine the two sentences in each of the following. Do each set in two ways, first by making one a subordinate clause, and second by reducing the subordinate clause to the indicated construction (gerundive, appositive, or post-positioned adjective).

1. Next came the guests. They were mostly Kings and Queens.

As SC: 

As Appositive: 
 

2. The White Rabbit was still in sight. It was hurrying down the long passage.
As SC: 

As Gerundive:
 

3. Alice was not a bit hurt, and she jumped up in a moment.
As SC: 

As PPA:
 

4. Alice went back to the table. She was half hoping she might find another key on it.
As SC:

As Gerundive: 
 

5. The next witness was the Duchess's cook. She carried the pepper-box in her hand and the people near the door began sneezing all at once.
As SC:

As Appositive:
 

6. There was a sound of many footsteps and Alice looked 'round. She was eager to see the Queen.
As SC:

As PPA:
 

7. "Here! You may nurse it a bit, if you like!" the Duchess said to Alice. And she flung the baby at her as she spoke.
As SC:

As Gerundive:
 

8. Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage. It was not much larger than a rat-hole.
As SC:

As PPA:
 

9. Our family always hated cats.  They are nasty, low, vulgar things!
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As Appositive: