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Decombining and Combining Sentences
--Finite Verbs

From Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

Colorized 
from a
B&W
illustration 
by 
John Tenniel
Part 1: Decombining Sentences with Finite Verbs

Directions: The following five sentences have compound finite verbs. Rewrite them as two sentences.

Example: 
The Rabbit dropped the white kid-gloves and the fan and skurried away into the darkness.
The Rabbit dropped the white kid-gloves and the fan. He skurried away into the darkness.
1. So she set to work and very soon finished off the cake.
 
 

2. She was now about two feet high and was going on shrinking rapidly.
 
 

3. After a time, she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance and hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming.
 
 
 

4. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way and then dipped suddenly down.
 
 
 

5. In a very short time, the Queen was in a furious passion and went stamping about and shouting, "Off with his head!" or "Off with her head!" about once in a minute.
 
 
 
 


Part 2 - Combining Sentences with Finite Verbs

Directions: Combine the following pairs of sentences into one sentence with compound finite verbs.

1. At this, Alice got up. And she walked off.
 
 

2. She caught the flamingo. She tucked it away under her arm, that it might not escape again.
 
 
 

3. The White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet. He called out, "First witness!"
 
 
 

4. At this, the whole pack rose up in the air. They came flying down upon her.
 
 
 

5. The Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket. It looked at it. And then it hurried on.