Directions: Read the paragraph. Use what you know about sentence variety to edit this paragraph to create a variety of sentence lengths and structures. Follow your teacher’s instructions for submitting this assignment.
The chef ran into the kitchen. His name was Robert. He smelled smoke. He was sure that his assistant had left the sauce on the back burner. He opened the cabinet. The cabinet contained a fire extinguisher. The cabinet was empty. Robert was surprised. He was angry. He was confused. Robert had an idea. His idea was to use his apron. He got his apron wet with water. The water came from the sink. He put the wet apron over the pan. The pan was on fire. The flames burned out. Steam rose from the pan. The fire was out. The kitchen was filled with smoke. The sauce was ruined.
You have now completed the section on sentence variety. In the next section you will learn how to use correct pronoun-antecedent agreement to make your writing clearer and more effective.