Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Mar 2016
    • Posts: 15
    #1

    but instead

    Do I need a comma after but instead?

    I should have attended the orientation program that day, but instead, I stayed at home and reminisced about my four years at Alta Vista Public School.

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,627
    #2

    Re: but instead

    No.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 9,356
    #3

    Re: but instead

    No. If I were editing your text, I'd split it into two sentences.
    I am not a teacher.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • Pakistan
      • Current Location:
      • Pakistan

    • Join Date: Oct 2015
    • Posts: 69
    #4

    Re: but instead

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. If I were editing your text, I'd split it into two sentences.
    Where would you split the sentences?

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,840
    #5

    Re: but instead

    I should have attended the orientation program that day. Instead, I stayed at home and reminisced about my four years at Alta Vista Public School.
    I am not a teacher.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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