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    what is wrong with the phrase:
    "He found his wallet, and ,however, he still left the auction."

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    The sentence contains too many words. That’s what’s wrong, IMHO. A simpler sentence would be:
    “He found his wallet, and still he left the auction.”

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    Additionally, I'd say both words are used to connect. The word "however" (adverb) connects the meaning of the two clauses. The word "and" (conjunction) joins the two clauses together in order to make them part of the same sentence. It is only necessary to connect the clauses once with one word. Don't try to connect them twice. It doesn't work.


    "He found his wallet; however, he still left the auction."

    In this sentence, the meanings of the two clauses are connected.

    "He found his wallet and still left the auction."

    In this sentence, the two clauses are connected so that they can be two equal parts of the same sentence.

    We could say: He found his wallet and he still left the auction.

    I would use "still" only for emphasis.

    "He found his wallet and he left the auction."

    I think using "still" implies that there was reason to believe he might have stayed, but decided to leave after all. Staying was conditional upon finding his wallet.

    If we don't use "still", it would just mean that he had no intention of staying necessarily. We are almost 100% certain that he knew he was going to leave after he found his wallet.




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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon
    what is wrong with the phrase:
    "He found his wallet, and ,however, he still left the auction."
    I agree with the other experts. The combination of "and" and "however" doesn't work. One is a continuing connector and the other is a negating connector. If the sense of the sentence is that he was leaving the auction because he lost his wallet (and coudn't buy anything) but after having found his wallet he still decided to leave, I would use "but".

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    I feel that you could say 'and yet he left'.

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