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Choose the option that best combines the following sentences-
Robert is fondly known to all as Bob. Robert is a gregarious and empathetic friend.
A. NO CHANGE
B. Robert is fondly known to all as Bob because he is gregarious and empathetic friend.
C. Robert, fondly known to all as Bob, is a gregarious and empathetic friend.
D. Robert is fondly known to all as Bob and is a gregarious and empathetic friend.

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Hint:To use noun phrases in apposition, two noun phrases are placed next to each other in a clause and refer to the same thing without using a conjunction.

Complete answer:
Option (A) ‘No Change’: is an incorrect option because the two noun phrases are not linked with a clause and the correct answer lies in option B.
Option (B) ‘Robert is fondly known to all as Bob because he is gregarious and empathetic friend’: is not the correct option as the two noun phrases are not placed next to each other in a clause and do not refer to the same thing without using a conjunction.
Option (C) ‘Robert, fondly known to all as Bob, is a gregarious and empathetic friend’: is the correct option because the two noun phrases in apposition are placed next to each other in a clause and refer to the same thing without using conjunction here ‘Robert’.
Option (D) ‘Robert is fondly known to all as Bob and is a gregarious and empathetic friend’: is an incorrect option because the two noun phrases are not placed next to each other without using a clause and do not refer to the same thing without using a conjunction.

Robert, fondly known to all as Bob, is a gregarious and empathetic friend. (Option B).

Note:In such questions where we have to combine the sentence but without the use of conjunction. Basically, conjunctions are the words that are used to connect sentences and clauses. So, here we are using conjunctions that are ‘because’ that we have used in option B. So, this is the most appropriate answer. Rest options are not using conjunctions.