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    The sun rose

    Hi,

    Please check my synthesis.

    The sun rose. The birds began to fly.
    a) The birds began to fly at sunrise.
    b) When the sun rose, the birds began to fly.
    c) The sun rose and the birds began to fly.

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    Re: The sun rose

    Perhaps:

    The sun rose. The birds flew. The birds flew across the sky. The sun rose in the east, and the birds took flight, greeting the dawn with their calls.

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    #3

    Re: The sun rose

    I had to look up 'synthesis', Untaught, but I'd say your sentences are spot on.

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    Re: The sun rose

    @Tarheel, I'm afraid I couldn't understand your reply.

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    Re: The sun rose

    My purpose was to demonstrate that you can say what you want to say -- and say it better -- without using "began to" phrases.

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