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This is the original sentence: "The guests reached the wedding party last night though it rained heavily." I transformed it to: "It rained heavily last night;however, the guests reached the wedding party." Is this correct?

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    Why do you want to transform the sentence? In my opinion the first version is preferable.
    – alan
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 16:32

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I like to put context prior to subject matter when able. As such, my extrapolation of the sentence would be as follows: 'Despite heavy rainfall last night, the guests arrived safely for the wedding party.'

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  • Upvoted because you included rationale. Seems to me that placement depends on which bit of information you want to emphasize, but in any case there should be some consideration as to why a given ordering of sentence elements is chosen.
    – tobybot
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 19:35
  • Actually, I want to ask if it is safe to put "last night" after "it rained heavily". Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 0:12
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The first sentence is preferable, but if you would rather it be transformed you might say:

Though it rained heavily last night, the guests reached the wedding party.

Leave out the ";however,". Hope this helps.

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  • Actually, I want to ask if it is safe to put "last night" after "it rained heavily". Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 0:12
  • Yes, it describes when it rained in addition to how it rained all in one clause.
    – user22542
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 0:30
  • Despite its position in the first sentence? Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 0:33
  • I see your point. You could also say - Though it rained heavily, the guests reached the wedding party last night. It only depends on what you want to emphasize with phrase "last night" (raining or arriving).
    – user22542
    Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 0:44

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