Paragraph Unscramblers

These exercises contain paragraphs—paragraphs whose sentences have been violently and thoughtlessly scrambled. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to put the sentences back together in whatever logical order makes sense to you, using your knowledge of cohesion, transitions, pronouns, or connecting ideas.

As we said in the sentence combining tutorial, the “originals” (at the bottom) are meant not for correction but for comparison. Once you’ve finished unscrambling them, you can check your work against the original and ask yourself, “Why did I decide to put that sentence there instead of over there?”

Exercise 1

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