DANGER OF MIXING METHODS
Compounding and embedding are two different ways of combining ideas. Don't mix them together.
The temptation to mix forms may be greatest when the clauses contrast with each other or when one clause describes a cause and the other an effect. Be especially careful not to mix the conjunctions and dependent words below:
- The air conditioner makes a lot of noise but the cooling is worth it. (The word but compounds the clauses.)
- Although the air conditioner makes a lot of noise, the cooling is worth it. (The word although embeds the first clause.)
- Although the air conditioner makes a lot of noise, but the cooling is worth it. (Incorrect mix of compounding and embedding)
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