This handout shows students how blend two short, closely related sentences together into one. I call this "sentence blending" as opposed to "sentence combining." While sentence combining involves linking two sentences back to back with a coordinating conjunction into a compound sentence, sentence blending involves a bit more melding or "blending" of the two sentences, often with the use of subordination.
(Note: I created a similar handout on sentence combining for compound sentences. These two handouts work well together to show students that they have multiple options for creating flow and continuity in their writing.)
-subordinate clause vs. main sentence
-syntax and word order
-writing with continuity and flow