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    What word(s)/conjunction would fit here?
    - All the students did badly on the test, _________ two of them got a zero.
    - They go out every night, _______________ on Saturdays they never return home before 4 a.m.
    In both cases Im giving extra information about what was said before.

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    Default Re: conjunction

    How about 'in fact'?

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    Default Re: conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    What word(s)/conjunction would fit here?
    - All the students did badly on the test, _________ two of them got a zero.
    - They go out every night, _______________ on Saturdays they never return home before 4 a.m.
    In both cases Im giving extra information about what was said before.
    'in fact' is a good choice for the first one. (except that the punctuation doesn't fit, if you want to consider that)
    'and' would be a good choice too.

    I'm not keen on 'in fact' for the second sentence. I would use 'and'.

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    Default Re: conjunction

    In my opinion, " even " is suitable for the first sentence and " but " is suitable for the second sentence

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    Default Re: conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by aya_aya7121 View Post
    In my opinion, " even " is suitable for the first sentence and " but " is suitable for the second sentence
    No, "even" doesn't work for 1. However, you can say:
    "All the students did badly on the test. Two of them even got a zero."
    "But" works for 2.

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    Default Re: conjunction

    How about "and" in both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    How about "and" in both?
    2006 has already suggested that, and I agree that it's an option.

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    Default Re: conjunction

    My first idea was like:......including two WHO got a zero, and................including on Saturdays WHEN they never return before 4 a.m.. I was thying to find a conjunction that replaced both INCLUDING and the pronoun...
    Last edited by beachboy; 31-Oct-2008 at 12:03. Reason: to make the sentence clearer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, "even" doesn't work for 1. However, you can say:
    "All the students did badly on the test. Two of them even got a zero."
    "But" works for 2.
    Dear Raymott,
    Why "even" doesn't work for 1 ?

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    Default Re: conjunction

    Can I vote? I vote for "and" for both of them, as two prior posters have suggested.

    Even simply isn't grammatical in the second sentence.

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