|Varying Sentence Beginnings||
This quiz was prepared by Matthew Buletti, a student in Professor Karyn Hollis's Tutor Training course at Villanova University.
Directions: Click on "The sentence, please!" and a sentence will appear in the top text-area. In this exercise, you are asked to provide variety in sentence beginnings by moving a phrase or clause to the beginning of the sentence instead of always beginning the sentence with the subject. Please note that the sentences are not always improved; the exercise is meant as an experiment in shifting the subject to other places in the sentence.
When you are finished with each sentence (or, if you wish, wait until you've done them all), click on "Grammar's Version," which will reveal how we might recast the sentence. Don't cheat by looking at Grammar's Version first.
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Guide to Grammar and Writing