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Finding different ways to combine two clauses is a creative process!  

 

It was cold yesterday. It snowed. 

It was cold yesterday, and it snowed.

Because it was cold yesterday, it snowed.

It was cold yesterday; therefore, it snowed.

Being cold yesterday, it snowed.

Duong passed the exam. Javier failed.

Duong passed  the exam, but Javier failed.

Although Duong passed the exam, Javier failed.

Duong passed the exam; however, Javier failed.

No clause reduction is possible. The subjects are different.

Eva is a vegetarian. Mahmood eats meat.  

Eva is a vegetarian, but Mahmood eats meat.

Although Eva is a vegetarian, Mahmood eats meat.

Eva is a vegetarian; however, Mahmood eats meat.

No clause reduction is possible. The subjects are different.

Wisconsin usually has warm summers. This year, Wisconsin had a cool summer.

Wisconsin usually has warm summers, but, this year, Wisconsin had a cool summer. 

Although Wisconsin usually has warm summers, this year, Wisconsin had a cool summer.

Wisconsin usually has warm summers; however, this year, Wisconsin had a cool summer.

Usually having warm summers, Wisconsin had a cool summer this year. 

The lecture was confusing. The students couldn't understand it.

The lecture was confusing, and the students couldn't understand it.

Because the lecture was confusing, the students couldn't understand it.

The lecture was confusing; therefore, the students couldn't understand it.

No clause reduction is possible. The subjects are different.