I want to use this sentence model in a class I'm teaching, to show the meaning change when something is 'diminished" or "demoted' from an independent ("but") clause to a dependent ("though") clause.
Can you think of a more active pairing than I have? like:
She (verb), but/though her (noun) was (adjective).
She (verb), but/though she (verb).
Muddy brain here (hay fever halcyon).
Maybe "She walked out, but/though her withdrawal was temporary."
Hmm. Still quite static.
She choked, but/though her nausea was shortlived.
She vomited, but/though... no, let's not go there.
She resumed her seat, but/though her posture was tense.
Why am I so PASSIVE????
Help! Is it that the construction I'm looking for just doesn't call for much action?