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A Punctuation and Sentence-Combining Exercise
Based on Aesop's "The Flies and the Honey-Pot" 

Directions: 1. Replace the missing punctuation marks and capital letters.
2. Then rewrite the story by combining some of the sentences so that the story sounds better.

     a number of flies were attracted to a jar the jar had honey in it it had 

been overturned it was in a housekeepers room the flies placed their feet in 

it they ate greedily their feet became smeared with the honey the flies 

could not use their wings they could not free themselves  they were 

suffocated  they were dying they shouted o how foolish we are for the 

sake of a little pleasure we have destroyed ourselves 

     pleasure bought with pains hurts