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Combine each group of sentences below into one sentence that contains only two main clauses connected by the coordinating conjuntion in parentheses. Separate the main clauses with a comma.

1. Parents may now give their children any surname they choose. The arguments for bestowing the mother's surname are often strong. They are often convincing. (and) <No idea>

2. Critics sometimes question the effects of unusual surnames on children. They wonder how confusing the new surnames will be. They wonder how fleeting the surnames will be. (or) My sentence is: Critics sometimes question the effects of unusual surnames on children, or they wonder how confusing the new surnames will be and how fleeting the surnames will be.

3. Children with surnames different from their parents' may suffer embarrassment. They may suffer identity problems. Giving children their father's surname is still very much the norm. (for) My sentence is: For children with surnames different from their parents' may suffer embrassment and identity problems, giving children their father's surname is still very much the norm.

4. Hyphenated names are awkward. They are also difficult to pass on. Some observers think they will die out in the next generation. Or they may die out before. (so) My sentence is: Hyphenated names are awkward and difficult to pass on, so some observers think they will die out in the next generation or before.

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Hi,

Combine each group of sentences below into one sentence that contains only two main clauses connected by the coordinating conjuntion in parentheses. Separate the main clauses with a comma.

1. Parents may now give their children any surname they choose. The arguments for bestowing the mother's surname are often strong. They are often convincing. (and) <No idea>

Parents may now give their children any surname they choose, and the arguments for bestowing the mother's surname are often strong and convincing.

2. Critics sometimes question the effects of unusual surnames on children. They wonder how confusing the new surnames will be. They wonder how fleeting the surnames will be. (or) My sentence is: Critics sometimes question the effects of unusual surnames on children, or they wonder how confusing the new surnames will be and how fleeting the surnames will be.

Yes, perhaps. Or maybe Critics sometimes question the effects of unusual surnames on children, or they wonder how confusing and fleeting the new surnames will be.

3. Children with surnames different from their parents' may suffer embarrassment. They may suffer identity problems. Giving children their father's surname is still very much the norm. (for) My sentence is: For children with surnames different from their parents' may suffer embrassment and identity problems, giving children their father's surname is still very much the norm. No.

Children with surnames different from their parents' may suffer embarrassment and identity problems, for giving children their father's surname is still very much the norm.

4. Hyphenated names are awkward. They are also difficult to pass on. Some observers think they will die out in the next generation. Or they may die out before. (so) My sentence is: Hyphenated names are awkward and difficult to pass on, so some observers think they will die out in the next generation or before. OK

Best wishes, Clive
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