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    Omit subject pronoun after "BUT"

    How often we do omit subject pronoun after the conjunction BUT?
    Please give me some examples.

    For the sentence,
    He looks young, but he may be over forty.
    Can we change it to,
    He looks young, but may be over forty.

    Thank you in advance for your suggestion.


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    Re: Omit subject pronoun after "BUT"

    It isn't possible to quantify - it will depend on what you say and how you say it. It is quite usual to omit the subject pronoun; it is sensible to include it if there is any doubt about what is meant.

    He and Susan are great friends, but want more from life >> Who wants more? he/she/they? - you need the pronoun to be certain.

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