Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    saloom2's Avatar
    saloom2 is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    319

    When should "but" have a pronoun afterwards?

    Hello everyone,

    I want to know if this sentence is natural or not. And when we should include the pronoun after but.


    The matter is not due to modern technology but due to our misuse.
    The matter is not due to modern technology but our misuse.
    The matter is not due to modern technology but it is due to out miss use.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

  2. #2
    Route21's Avatar
    Route21 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Thailand
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    914

    Re: When should "but" have a pronoun afterwards?

    Hi saloom

    As an NES but not a teacher, I feel that the sentences end abruptly.

    I would rather have said:

    "The problem is not new technology itself (or per se) but our misuse of it (or its misuse)."

    Regards
    R21

    PS Which of the pronouns were you referring to?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •