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    #1

    what's correct

    I dodged, but the blow was a feint.

    or

    I dodged but the blow was a feint.

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    #2

    Re: what's correct

    Quote Originally Posted by placidran View Post
    I dodged, but the blow was a feint.

    or

    I dodged but the blow was a feint.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Placidran.

    (1) You have two sentences:

    I dodged.

    The blow was a feint.

    (2) Of course, you do not usually want to speak or write that way

    (although it is, of course, "perfect " English).

    (3) If you want to combine them for one "smooth" sentence, you

    need a connecting word usually called a conjunction.

    (a) "but" is a conjunction.

    (4) If you are connecting two sentences, you usually need a comma in

    front of "but":

    I dodged, but the the blow was a feint.

    Have a nice day!

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