Combine the following two sentences to a single sentence.You insulted him. This is his complaint. How to combine them? So, please help me solving this problem.   Thanks with regards, Mainul

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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  1. You insulted him; this is his complaint.
  2. His complaint is that you insulted him.
  3. He complained that you insulted him.

When in doubt, you could always use a semi-colon, like in the first example, but sometimes rephrasing or rewording proves best, such as the second and third examples.

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jihyunstellakim | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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It all depends on the audience and the syntax you want to keep. Combining two sentences can take many forms, and it all depends how much of the original sentence you want to keep. Do you wanna keep the original tone or or the original subject?

For example, you can combine the sentences with a semicolon, such as: You insulted him; that was his compaint. His complaint was that you insulted him. 

 

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