Begin a Sentence in 6 Different Ways

Why Begin a Sentence in Different Ways?

Beginning a sentence in different ways gives your writing a rhythm or in simpler words a ‘heartbeat’.”

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If you begin your sentences using a subject + verb all the time, your writing will  sound ‘choppy’ and monotonous. Let’s look at sentences that begin in similar ways. Read them aloud if you want to to hear how ‘boring’ they sound.

 

The girl (subject) sings (verb). She (subject) sings (verb) on the huge girlsingsstage. She (subject) sings (verb) beautifully.

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How do you begin a sentence in different ways?

You can begin a sentence in six different ways.”

  1. Use adjectives
  2. Use a prepositional phrase.
  3. Use a ‘to + verb’ infinitive
  4. Use a gerund
  5. Use a question.
  6. Use an interjection

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  1. Use adjectives

The cute little girl sings.

  1. Use a prepositional phrase

On the huge stage, the cute little girl sings.

  1. Use a ‘to + verb’ infinitive

To stand on the huge stage alone is a feat for the cute little girl.

  1. Use a gerund

Standing on the huge stage, the cute little girl sings.

  1. *Use a question

Who is the cute little girl singing on stage?

  1. *Use an Interjection

Brilliant! The cute little girl sings beautifully.

*Advice: 5 and 6 should only be used within ‘speech marks’.

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It’s your turn to begin a sentence in 6 different ways.”

Look at this picture. Let’s begin a sentence using the 6 ways.3

  1. Use adjectives.
  2. Use a prepositional phrase.
  3. Use a ‘to + verb’ infinitive.
  4. Use a gerund.
  5. Use a question.
  6. Use an interjection.

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