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PlacidRan

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I dodged, but the blow was a feint.

or

I dodged but the blow was a feint.
 

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I dodged, but the blow was a feint.

or

I dodged but the blow was a feint.


***** NOT A TEACHER *****

Good afternoon, Placidran.

(1) You have two sentences:

I dodged.

The blow was a feint.

(2) Of course, you do not usually want to speak or write that way

(although it is, of course, "perfect " English).

(3) If you want to combine them for one "smooth" sentence, you

need a connecting word usually called a conjunction.

(a) "but" is a conjunction.

(4) If you are connecting two sentences, you usually need a comma in

front of "but":

I dodged, but the the blow was a feint.

Have a nice day!
 
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