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    ...careful not to wake everyone up

    He tiptoed along the corridor, careful not to wake everyone up.
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    If I want to add a conjunction to the sentence above, which meaning of the following sentence is more close to it?

    a. He tiptoed along the corridor, and he was careful not to wake everyone up.
    b. He tiptoed along the corridor, because he was careful not to wake everyone up.
    c. He tiptoed along the corridor, as he was careful not to wake everyone up.
    d. He tiptoed along the corridor, as if/though he was careful not to wake everyone up.
    (e. Maybe you have a better answer.)


    Would you be so kind as to help me?
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    PS I also posted the same question on this, but all of your answers are unique to me. Hope we can discuss with each other. Thank you.
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    Re: ...careful not to wake everyone up

    A is closest. Anyone would be much more likely than everyone.
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    Re: ...careful not to wake everyone up

    He tiptoed along the corridor, being careful not to wake anyone up.
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    Re: ...careful not to wake everyone up

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    He tiptoed along the corridor, being careful not to wake anyone up.
    However, is 'being' a conjunction?
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    Re: ...careful not to wake everyone up

    No, it was just a suggestion for your sentence.

    I think your original sentence with no conjunction at all is probably the best one.
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    Re: ...careful not to wake everyone up

    You can also remove "being" from Roman's suggested sentence.

    He tiptoed along the corridor, careful not to wake anyone up.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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