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BASIC JOURNALISM - Chapter 10, Complex Sentences, Activity 1

Activity 1 Rewrite There are two types of structures for writing complex sentences. Rewrite all sentences as single, complex sentences. You must include all information provided in these sentences. NOTE: - You must write with accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation. - This activity is letter-sensitive. - Avoid using commas; these are used to separate alternative answers

1. The fundamentalist Protestant materials were “not only offensive for religious content but also have a tendency to promote feelings of ill-will or hostility between Muslims and Christians in Singapore”, said Judge Neighbour. The fundamentalist Protestant materials were produced by an American firm called Chick Publications. Produced by an American firm called Chick Publications, _____________________________________________, said Judge Neighbour.
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2. Mr Han has set up The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund with colleagues. Mr Han is aware of the difficulties of fund raising. _____________________________________, Mr Han is aware of the difficulties of fund raising.
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3. The three were believed to be ordinary members of JI. They had been under surveillance. This information is according to The Star. According to to The Star, _________________________________________________________________________________________
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4. STRUCTURE 1 Beginning a sentence with a verb in continuous tense Example Mr Shanmugam turned to the local Malay community. He said it had made %27tremendous%27 progress in the last six years. Answer Turning to the local Malay community, Mr Shanmugam said it had made %27tremendous%27 progress in the last six years.
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5. Mr Shanmugam was noting how Singaporeans and new residents have come together to be involved in the programme for his ministerial visit. He added: %27That is a way integration takes place, at the ground level.%27 _____________________________________, Mr Shanmugam added: %27That is a way integration takes place, at the ground level.%27
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6. The SCDF was alerted to an incident of a shop-house fire at 45 Rowell Road. The SCDF dispatched two fire engines, two fire bikes, 2 ambulances and 1 supporting vehicle to the location. _____________________________________, the SCDF dispatched two fire engines, two fire bikes, 2 ambulances and 1 supporting vehicle to the location.
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7. The method involves inserting a needle into the affected area. The method also involves using radio frequency waves to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. It is called radio frequency discal nucleoplasty. Called radio frequency discal nucleoplasty, _________________________________________________________________________
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8. STRUCTURE 2 Beginning a sentence with a verb in past tense (Passive Voice) Example Ms Riana and her boyfriend were alerted by a loud crash. They were stunned to see her younger siblings lying on the road, injured and in a daze. Answer Alerted by a loud crash, Ms Riana and her boyfriend were stunned to see her younger siblings lying on the road, injured and in a daze.
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9. The second quarter could see retrenchment numbers drop, as most of the retrenchments were done after Chinese New Year. This is based on feedback from unions and employers so far. _____________________________________, the second quarter could see retrenchment numbers drop, as most of the retrenchments were done after Chinese New Year.
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10. VDHE%27s chief executive Peter Cheng was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony at Pioneer Road. He said: %27Our company has a strategy to counter the crisis - we want...not only to expand but to expand quickly.%27 Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony at Pioneer Road, ___________________________________ said: %27Our company has a strategy to counter the crisis - we want...not only to expand but to expand quickly.%27
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11. Officers conducted extensive investigations. They also carried out another raid at Pasir Ris Estate where they arrested a 39-year-old male suspect for a similar offence. They did these following the arrest. Following the arrest, ____________________________________________________________________________________________
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