Combine two simple sentences into one simple sentence using infinitives
By using an infinitive
- I have some work. I must do it tonight.
- I have some work to do tonight.
- You must help your brother. It is your duty.
- It is your duty to help your brother.
- It is very heavy. I cannot lift it.
- It is too heavy for me to lift.
By using a noun or phrase in apposition
- Mr Freddy is my tenant. He pays the rent regularly.
- Mr Freddy, my tenant, pays the rent regularly.
- He won the first prize in long jump, high jump and pole vault. It was a glorious performance.
- He won the first phrase in long jump, high jump and pole vault - a glorious performance.
- Stalin was the dictator of Russia. He had talks with Roosevelt and Churchill. Roosevelt was the President of the US. Churchill was the Prime Minister of Britain.
- Stalin, the dictator of Russia, had talks with Roosevelt, the President of the United Sates, and Churchill, the prime Minister of Britain.
By using a preposition + noun or a gerund
- He had many faults. But he was a good man at heart.
- In spite of having many faults, he was a good man at heart.
- Rossetti was a painter. He was also a poet.
- Besides being a painter, Rossetti was also a poet.
- He had a great deal of influence. But he could not get the job.
- With all his influence, he could not get the job.
By using an adverb or an adverbial phrase
- He will win the election. That is certain.
- He will certainly win the election.
- They decided to wind up the company. All agreed to this.
- They unanimously decided to wind up the company.
- By common consent they decided to wind up the company.
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