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Hello,

I am wondering which of the following two sectences is better:
[1] Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds.
[2] Dolphins lack vocal cords, but they do create sounds.

Thank in advance.
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Or:

Dolphins lack vocal cords. Nevertheless, they can create sounds.
Could you tell me the reasons?

I feel the meaning of the two sentences is the same. Why you feel "neverthe less producing" is worse than "but they do..."?

To my surprise, when you suparate the sentence into two. You choice nevertheless rather than but to connect the two sentence. Why?
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Perhaps it's simply personal preference. With the participle right afterwards, it just seem awkward to me.

I tend to use "nevertheless" as I do "however," which is often misused to create a comma splice. Or I tend to use it before the main verb. Although they lack vocal cords, dolphins nevertheless produce sounds.
>[1] Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds.

Bad English, try:
nevertheless they do create/produce sounds.
Greetings,
I would go for the second one, due to various reasons.

I personally would have used another word as an alternative for but, as well as cutting out they.

Withal
However
In spite of that
Even so
Yet
etc.

"Dolphins lack vocal cords, yet they do create sounds"
or
"Dolphins lack vocal cords. In spite of this, they do create sounds"

Regards,
Dennis Valentine

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