Student or Learner
could you show me the difference between " but " and " however ".
thanhk you so much.
They both signal a contrast in the information that follows with the information that precedes.
but is a coordinating conjunction that joins two independent clauses.
I have studied the subject(,) but I am still confused.
however is a conjunctive adverb that modifies an independent clause.
Aim your attention at the punctuation:
I am confused. I have, however, studied the subject.
I am confused; however, I have studied the subject.