Connected Statements

Make connected statements out of the following pairs of simple sentences. Fill in the blanks to complete the compound sentences.

1. Panay is a progressive town of Capiz. Pontevedra is a progressive town of Capiz, too.
Panay is a progressive town of Capiz, and Pontevedra ____________.
Panay is a progressive town of Capiz, and ____ Pontevedra.

2. Your father wasn’t born in the city. Your mother wasn’t born in the city either.
Your father wasn’t born in the city, and your mother_______________.
Your father wasn’t born in the city, and __________ your mother.

3. Francis Bacon was an English essayist. Charles Lamb was an English essayist, too.
Francis Bacon was an English essayist, and Charles Lamb ___________.
Francis Bacon was an English essayist, and ___________Charles Lamb.

4. Alexander Graham Bell was not a poet. Alfred Nobel was not a poet either.
Alexander Graham Bell was not a poet, and Alfred Nobel ____________.
Alexander Graham Bell was not a poet, and ____________ Alfred Nobel.

5. My best friend wrote short stories for a local magazine. Her husband wrote short stories for a local magazine, too.
My best friend wrote short stories for a local magazine and her husband _______.
My best friend wrote short stories for a local magazine and _______ her husband.

6. Thomas Edison did not invent the refrigerator. Isaac Newton did not invent the refrigerator either.
Thomas Edison did not invent the refrigerator, and Isaac Newton _____________.
Thomas Edison did not invent the refrigerator, and ____________Isaac Newton.

7. Children like to eat chocolates. Adults like to eat chocolates, too.
Children like to eat chocolates, and adults______________.
Children like to eat chocolates, and _____ adults.

8. The host does not pray before meals. His guests do not pray before meals either.
The host doesn’t pray before meals, and his guests ____________.
The host doesn’t pray before meals, and _______ his guests.

ANSWERS

  1. Is too, so is
  2. wasn’t either, neither was
  3. was too, so was
  4. wasn’t either, neither was
  5. did too, so did
  6. didn’t either, neither did
  7. do, too, so do
  8. don’t either, neither do

REMEMBER
Use the appropriate form of the verb BE (am, is, are, was, were) in the second statement if its present or past tense form is used in the first statement. See sentences 1-4 .

Use DO, DOES, or DID in the connected statement if verbs other than BE are used in the first statement. See sentences 5-8.

For two negative statements, use EITHER or NEITHER in the second statement. See sentences 2, 4, 6 and 8. EITHER, not ALSO is used with a negative verb, and it comes last in the sentence. See sentences 2, 4, 6 and 8. NEITHER is used with a positive verb, and it comes before the verb. See sentences 2, 4, 6 and 8.