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Decombining Compounds
Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities
Directions: Rewrite each of the following sentences as two or more separate sentences by decombining the compounds.

Example: The lady was young, engaging, and handsome.

The lady was young. She was engaging. And she was handsome.

1. Lucie was unconscious and happy.

2. Defarge brought him the wine, and gave him Good Evening.

3. You must instantly be obedient, still, and quiet.

4. "All our lives, we have seen our sister-women suffer, in themselves and in their children, poverty, nakedness, hunger, thirst, sickness, misery, oppression and neglect of all kinds."

5. A trading-boat, with a sail of the softened colour of a dead leaf, then glided into his view, floated by him, and died away.

6. The real Banking-house by Temple Bar, the real business of the past day, the real strong rooms, the real express sent after him, and the real message returned, would all be there.