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    Usage of However and But

    Hello...

    I was confused on using However and But in everyday conversation or even in making sentences. Are these two words have the same meaning?

    Example. The man was shot in his head. however, he still survives.

    The man was shot in his head but he still survives.

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    Re: Usage of However and But

    Quote Originally Posted by DEVILSCOFFIN View Post
    I was confused on using about the use of "however" and "but" in everyday conversation or even in making sentences. Are Do these two words have the same meaning?

    Example. The man was shot in his the head. However, he still survives.

    The man was shot in his the head but he still survives.
    Both are possible with my corrections. They mean the same thing.

    Don't use initial capitals for emphasis. Capitalize the first letter of the first word of a sentence and of a proper noun. Mark words you're writing about by surrounding them with quotation marks.
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    Re: Usage of However and But

    Is there a restriction of using these two words? Like, I thought of going to Paris next year but I don't know if I'm still alive at that time. or I thought of coming to Paris next year. However, I don't know if I'm still alive at that time.

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    Re: Usage of However and But

    Quote Originally Posted by DEVILSCOFFIN View Post
    Is there a restriction of using these two words? Like, I thought of going to Paris next year but I don't know if I'll still be alive at that time [no period ("full stop" in British English)] or I thought of coming to Paris next year. However, I don't know if I'll still be alive at that time.
    There's no significant difference in meaning. However, you can't always substitute one for the other. But you usually can. (Many editors would not accept that last sentence, and it really doesn't work after the preceeding sentence.)
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    Re: Usage of However and But

    However, you can't always substitute one for the other.

    So, when should be the right time to use however ? Could you give me an example or a hint?

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    Re: Usage of However and But

    Ops! I think I made mistake in using a quote. I'm sorry.

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