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Complete the Kentucky clause reduction quilt!

There are nine squares. Each square has generated a sentence that contains an adverbial or adjectival clause that can be reduced. Find the clauses that can be reduced and rewrite them as reduced clauses.    

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

1. The house that sits on the hill is over one hundred years old.

2. The sunflowers which grow in the fields yield seeds that are very tasty to eat.

3. It is difficult to bicycle through mountains that are very long and steep.     

4. Last fall, I planted the flowers that grow in my garden.

5. The road which leads to the nearest town winds through the mountains of Kentucky.  

6. Frankfort, the city which is the capital of Kentucky, is where I make my home.

7. When the sun rises over the Kentucky hills, it makes a beautiful sight..       

8. When my morning glories open to the morning sun, their colors are brilliant violet.

9.The pasture where my cows graze will become a housing development.

Need help?  Study these answers!

 1. The house sitting on the hill is over one hundred years old.

2. The sunflowers growing in the fields yield very tasty seeds.

3. Bicycling through long, steep mountains is difficult.     

4. Last fall, I planted the flowers growing in my garden.

5. The road leading to the nearest town winds through the mountains of Kentucky.  

6. Frankfort, the capitol of Kentucky, is where I make my home.

7. The sun rising over the Kentucky hills morning makes a beautiful sight.       

8. When opening to the morning sun, my morning glories' colors are brilliant violet.

9.  My cows' grazing pasture will become a housing development.