Copy and Compose Sentences

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06 Simple - Anticipation
“After skirting the river for three or four miles, I found a rickety footbridge.” —Vladimir Nabokov, Conclusive Evidence
“Even after dark the touch of the wind has the warmth of flesh.”
“Compared with that of the Taoists and the far eastern Buddhists, the Christian attitude towards nature has been curiously insensitive and often downright domineering and violent.”
The part of speech a phrase modifies determines its location to some extent. Phrases at the beginning operate as mild anticipation, in the middle as interruption, at the end as after thought. Connection to the sentence can be by connecting word and punctuation or by punctuation alone.

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