Set III, 9a

1. Simple expansion patterns:

Pattern A: The lean, muscular stunt man approached the narrow, icy precipice.

1. After studying the sentence pattern, combine each of the following sets of sentences into a sentence that imitates Pattern A.

1. Men marched through the city.

2. They were haggard.

3. They were hollow-cheeked.

4. The city was silent.

5. The city was hungry.

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1. Alice met the Queen.

2. Alice was little.

3. The Queen was furious.

4. The Queen was crimson-faced.

5. She was the Queen of hearts.

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1. The clothing is designed.

2. The clothing is expensive.

3. The clothing is faddish.

4. The clothing is presented by magazines.

5. They are fashions magazines.

6. The designing is for the girl.

7. The girl is tall.

8. The girl is pencil thin.

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1. Businessmen admire.

2. There are many such businessmen.

3. They admire the way the Cowboys play.

4. They play football.

5. The day is cold.

6. It is precise.

7. It is reliable.

8. It is dependable.

9. It is predictable.

10. It is efficient.

11. It is businesslike.

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Pattern B: The General Motors assembly line grinds out cars swiftly, smoothly, and effortlessly.

1. The mass of ice marched.

2. The ice was moving.

3. The marching was down a valley.

4. The marching was slow.

5. The marching was quiet.

6. But the marching was inexorable.

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1. We tend to use technologies.

2. The technologies are new.

3. Our use is profuse.

4. Our use is unwise.

5. Our use is even harmful.

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1. H.L. Mencken criticized foibles.

2. The foibles belonged to society.

3. The society was America.

4. The criticism was witty.

5. It was sarcastic.

6. It was unmerciful.

7. The unmercifulness occured often.

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1. The lecturer droned.

2. The lecturer was nondescript.

3. The lecturer was bespectacled.

4. The droning went on and on.

5. The droning was mechanical.

6. The droning was monotonous.

7. The droning was interminable.

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Pattern B1: She studied diligently so that she could answer the examiner's questions very quickly and very accurately.

1. The aircraft landed.

2. The aircraft was malfunctioning.

3. The landing was immediate.

4. The landing was so that it could unload the passengers.

5. The passengers were worried.

6. The unloading was quick.

7. The unloading was safe.

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1. The packhorses were loaded.

2. They were gold rush packhorses.

3. The loading was very careful.

4. The loading was so that the packhorses could negotiate the trails.

5. The trails were steep.

6. The trails were treacherous.

7. The negotiating was confident.

8. The negotiating was surefooted.

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