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    Heavy fog hangs over Hong Kong due to a humid maritime airstream which is
    affecting the south China coastal areas, causing visibility over parts of
    Hong Kong to fall below 1,000 metres.


    Question: In the sentence " causing visibility over ....." i want to ask why
    use "causing", note "causes" or other pattern ??

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    Default Re: Heavy Fog's Question

    To use causes it should have an "and" as in:
    Heavy fog hangs over Hong Kong due to a humid maritime airstream which is
    affecting the south China coastal areas and causes visibility over parts of
    Hong Kong to fall below 1,000 metres.

    The reason why causing is used becomes clear(er) when eliminating certain parts of the sentence, without altering the meaning:

    Heavy fog hangs over Hong Kong[...], causing visibility over parts of
    Hong Kong to fall below 1,000 metres


    It's just a matter of structure.

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