Sentence Synthesis Exercise

August 29, 2011pdf

Join each of the following pairs of sentences using infinitives.

1. They wanted to win. They worked hard for that reason.

2. She was sensible. She did the right thing.

3. The students were not able to solve the problem. It was too difficult for them.

4. It is too late. We can’t start a new lesson now.

5. The manager appointed James. He will do the accounts.

6. We went to the theater. We saw a movie there.

7. I have no interest in politics. I must tell it frankly.

8. The man took out a knife. He intended to frighten all of us.

9. Mary collects old stamps. It is her hobby.

10. The men held a meeting. They wanted to elect a manager for the company.

Answers

1. They worked hard to win.

2. She was sensible enough to do the right thing.

3. The problem was too difficult for the students to solve.

4. It is too late for us to start a new lesson.

5. The manager appointed James to do the accounts.

6. We went to the theater to see a movie.

7. To be frank, I have no interest in politics.

8. The man took out a knife to frighten all of us.

9. It is Mary’s duty to collect old stamps.

10. The men held a meeting to elect a manager for the company.

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