Assignment: Sentence Variety
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.
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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.
When the chef, named Robert, smelled smoke, he ran into the kitchen. He was sure that his assistant had left the pan on the back burner. When he opened the cabinet to get out the fire extinguisher, he was very surprised, angry and confused. Then, he got an idea; he got his apron wet with water from the sink and he put it on top of the fire in the pan. When the flames burned out, steam rose from the pan and the fire was out. The kitchen was filled with smoke, and the sauce was ruined.