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Intentionally subordinating a clause to another

Sometimes you have two separate sentences, which you’d like to change so that the reader gets an idea about the relationship between the information in the two sentences. You can do this by intentionally subordinating one of the sentences into a dependent clause and attaching it to the other sentence.

I will be running in the race today. I am really tired from last night.

Now, if you’re really tired, that’s usually going to have some impact on how well you perform in any sort of exercise. So the two pieces of information in these sentences are sort of linked - the fact that I’m tired might affect my performance in the race today. You can subordinate the second sentence into a dependent clause, and join it to the first sentence using a conjunction like ‘although’ and a comma:

I will be running today, although I am really tired from last night.

By linking them, we get the message across to the reader that there is a relationship between the information presented in each clause.