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Name: ___________________ 
Revising: Sentence Structure Variety
 
Directions:
Look at the paragraph below. Use the highlighting tool inMicrosoft Word to highlight the different kinds of sentences within theparagraph, or just use a regular highlighter (it’s up to you).Look at the colors in the paragraph after you are finished. Does theparagraph have sentence structure variety? Discuss your answers witha partner. The first one has been done for you. Yellow = simple sentenceBlue/Green = compound sentencePink = complex sentence
In Mexico, we have a special day to remember dead people; that day isNovember 2nd. Setting up an altar for dead relatives is one of the most importantaspects of this special celebration. Everything starts in the morning when peopleselect a place to set the altar; it could be the living room, one corner in thekitchen, or a favorite place that the dead person had when he or she was alive.After the relatives have selected the place to set the altar, they set up a table,and they cover it with a beautiful cover, which could be a hand-sewn or crocheted tablecloth. After that, people put a photograph of the dead person for whom the altar (sometimes the altar is for more than one person; there is onephotograph for each person) is dedicated. On the sides of the photograph,people put nice, fragrant flower arrangements. Next, the relatives put the deadperson’s favorite food and drink such as enchiladas, tacos, rice, beans, tequila,coffee, and sodas in front of the photograph. Mexican people do not set pots andpans on the table. They set warm, smelly, and delicious plates as if the food wasgoing to be eaten at that moment. Families also set candlesticks on the altar. Thecandlesticks are big enough to burn all day and all night long to help their dear dead relatives find the way to the altar. Finally, some people leave a personalobject (e.g. earrings, rings, hand-watches, or handkerchiefs) that the person

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