How do I combine following sentences using contrast connectors?1. Eleven schools rejected her application. 2. Geneva Medical College finally accepted her. 3. She graduated from there in 1849. 4....

How do I combine following sentences using contrast connectors?

1. Eleven schools rejected her application.

2. Geneva Medical College finally accepted her.

3. She graduated from there in 1849.

4. Ths was after much debate among the faculty

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The use of such connectors as punctuation or conjunctions is usually most desirable in writing. Of course, subordinating conjunctions are useful in situations in which the writer wishes to subordinate another idea.  For instance, the first two sentences can be joined together into one with the use of a subordinating conjunction:

Eleven schools rejected her applications until Geneva  Medical College finally accepted her.

But, if one wishes to write this sentence by establishing a contrast, then the choice of a conjunctive adverb may work well.  These adverbs signal relationships such as cause, condition, and contrast. For instance, the sentence made of sentence#3 and sentence#4 may look like this:

Eleven schools rejected her applications; however, Geneva Medical College finally accepted her.

She graduated from there in 1849; nevertheless, her graduation caused much debate among the faculty.

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