There are several strategies for combining sentences such as the use of adjectives and adverbs, prepositional phrases, and coordinators or conjunctions. To understand these strategies, we must take a quick run back to a Saturday morning television show; Schoolhouse Rock.
Am I the only one old enough to remember, Conjunction Junction, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, and Unpack your Adjectives? These were educational lyrics that have stuck with me throughout the years.
“Unpack your Adjectives” explained exactly how and what an adjective is used for; “Got home from camping last spring. Saw people, places and things. We barely had arrived, Friends asked us to describe the people, places and every last thing. So we unpacked our adjectives.” (Yohe, and Newall 38)
“Lolly Lolly Lolly, get your adverbs here. Got a lot of lolly, jolly adverbs here. Anything you need and we can make it absolutely clear... An adverb is a word (That's all it is! and there's a lot of them) that modifies a verb, (Sometimes a verb and sometimes) It modifies an adjective, or else another adverb and so you see that it's positively, very, very, necessary.” Simply little explanation of an adverb, but it works. (Yohe, and Newall 36)
“Conjunction Junction, what's your function? Hooking up words and phrases and clauses. Conjunction Junction, how's that function? I got three favorite cars that get most of my job done. Conjunction Junction, what's their function? I…