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Revise each of the following sentences twice, once as a periodic sentence and once as a cumulative sentence.
1.) Obviously not understanding reporters, the politician did not know their names, did not answer their questions, and did not read their stories.
(periodic) Because he did not know their names, answer their question and did not read their stories, it was obvious that he did not understand the reporters.
(cumulative)
The politician did not understand the reporter; he did not know their names, answer their questions or read their stories.
2.) Able to think only of my mother's surgery the next morning, I could not even eat my dinner, much less get any sleep, nor could I do my homework.
(periodic)
I could not eat my dinner, get any sleep nor do my homework because all I could think about was my mother's surgery tomorrow.
(cumulative)
Because I was only able to think about my mother's surgery the next morning, I could not eat my dinner, get any sleep or do my homework.

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