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Compounding parallel objects

Melanie wanted to play tennis. She also wanted to play computer games.

Notice how the same verb is in each sentence - ‘to play’? In each sentence, there’s an object that this verb acts on - in the first sentence it’s ‘tennis’, in the second sentence it’s ‘computer games’. You can combine these two sentences into one by compounding the parallel objects (two objects being acted upon by the same verb):

Melanie wanted to play tennis and computer games.