Higher Education

Sentence-Combining Workbook, 4th Edition

  • Pam Altman San Francisco State University
  • Mari Caro San Francisco State University
  • Lisa Metge-Egan
  • Leslie Roberts
  • ISBN-10: 1305391837  |  ISBN-13: 9781305391833
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50



SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK uses sentence-combining techniques to help students develop confidence in their writing at the sentence level. Each unit in this text focuses on a specific sentence-level technique followed by a set of sentence-combining exercises involving a narrative story or factual topic. This organization provides the practice students need to communicate their ideas in clear sentence structures. The fourth edition features a new Phrases and Clauses unit, as well as updated exercises. The innovative story-telling approach that SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK uses ensures that students practice viewing individual sentences as part of a larger context while developing their sentence expansion skills.

Features and Benefits

  • Exercise sets involving new scenarios give students the opportunity to develop their sentence expansion skills in a creative context.
  • Space for more student-generated sentences was added to allow students to create their own thoughts and build essay writing skills.
  • Sentence joining and sentence modifying activities teach students to produce specific, concise, fluent sentences.
  • Exercises at the end of each unit use a story-telling approach to show students how individual sentences operate in a larger context.
  • Review exercises are grouped around a factual topic and guide students through a sequence of sentence-combining prompts that illustrate logical relationships between sentences.
  • A Final Review Unit at the end of the text asks students to illustrate what they have learned in advanced sentence-combining activities.
  • An Online Answer Key is available on the Instructor Website

Table of Contents

1. The Basic Sentence.
2. Phrases and Clauses.
3. Sentence Focus.
4. Joining Sentences with Coordinators.
5. Joining Sentences with Subordinators.
6. Joining Sentences to Show Comparison and Contrast.
7. Joining to Show Concession.
8. Showing Logical Relationships with Transition Words.
9. Modifying Nouns with Adjectives.
10. Modifying Nouns with Prepositional Phrases.
11. Modifying Nouns with Appositives.
12. Modifying Nouns with Adjective Clauses.
13. Modifying Sentences with Verbal Phrases.
14. Final Review Exercises.

What's New

  • The new Phrases and Clauses unit increases the scope of instruction offered by SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK.
  • New exercise sets provide practice opportunities for students to develop their sentence expansion skills in a creative context.