(1) William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. (2) It is a town in England. (3) He is believed to have attended the King’s New School there from age seven to age fourteen. (4) Teachers were strict in Shakespeare’s day. (5) The school day was long. (6) In the summer, school started at 6 a.m. (7) School did not end until 5 p.m. (8) In the winter, the school day was an hour or two shorter. (9) At age nine, students began learning Latin. (10) It was the language of international affairs. (11) In school, students spoke Latin. (12) Teachers also spoke Latin. (13) Students caught speaking English in school were punished.Which is the most effective way to combine sentences (9) and (10)?
Latin is the language of international affairs, which as a result children at nine years old began learning Latin.
The best way to combine sentences 9 and 10 is the following: "At age nine, students began learning Latin, which was the language of international affairs."
Sentences 9 a 10 were combined into a complex sentence. The independant sentence is "At age nine, students began learning Latin" and the subordinate clause is "which was the language of international affairs." In this case the pronoun"which" introduces the subordinate clause and makes reference to something that was mentioned before (Latin). The objective of the subordinate clause in this example to add information.
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