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    Question But --- & --- However

    What is the different between (((But --- & --- However))) ?


    Please check those two words and chose the appropriate one :

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    We had had an exhausting day working in our field, so I laid on my bed, as soon as I got home. Shortly after midnight I heard some whispering in my bedroom. With difficulty, I tried to open my drowsy eyes, and when I did; I felt something clutching my shoulders. First, I thought it was a nightmare. When I realized it wasn't, I desperately started finding a way to escape. (But or However) how could I while those two things were standing next to my bed. The room was totally dark, and I couldn't see them clearly. They were talking in an unintelligible language, which made me more anxious and frightened. Afterwards, their bodies lightened up with a green light, and I recognized that they weren't as humanlike as I had thought before. They had three eyes in random spots across their faces, long ears and hairy faces. They looked like monkeys but they weren't. At that moment, my body was trembling in fear.

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    Next morning I had a terrible headache and my head was heavier than it had ever been before. My eyes started to see colors with more contrast and brightness, which made me very confused. As soon as I felt ok, I went to the field near the palm tree to search for any answers about the previous night. Unfortunately, I couldn't. (But or However)after that night I became a fan of the arts more than I had been, then I majored in it in the faculty, after that I became a talented person in the arts,and I won a lot of prizes.

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    Re: But --- & --- However

    "Not this but that" makes sense...
    "Not this however that" does not make sense.

    "But" implies a major difference in the expected result, whereas "However" informs the reader/listener to pay attention to something that may only be a slight variation of what is expected.

    "But" is always a conjunction. "However" isn't so rigidly used.

    But For the first para and however for the second

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    Re: But --- & --- However

    Quote Originally Posted by Alabady View Post
    What is the different between (((But --- & --- However))) ?

    There is simple, traditional punctuation for this:
    What is the difference between "but" and "however"?

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