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Thread: But and however

    • Join Date: Nov 2008
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    Question But and however

    could you show me the difference between " but " and " however ".
    thanhk you so much.

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
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    Re: But and however

    They both signal a contrast in the information that follows with the information that precedes.

    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.


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