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How to use: "けど", "でも" and "~が、" ?

Hello, I only knew the "でも" to write "but", but a guy corrected a text that I wrote, saying that I should to use "~が、" in some locations in a continuous phrases(I don't know if I'm saying it correctly xD), and today I see in a Anime a guy saying "けど".
Then it is my question: How and where I should to use theses?

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    There are many Japanese which mean 'but'.
    For example, けど、が、でも、しかし、ところが...  
    About your question,

    ●「が」 means 'but', we use to connect two sentences.
    (It will rain tomorrow, but we will go to a picnic)

    ●「しかし」 also means 'but', we use it the beginning of sentence.
    (It will rain tomorrow. But we will go to a picnic)

    ●「けど」 is slang, the word comes from 「けれど」
    and we can use 「けれど」 as the same meaning as が and しかし


    ●「でも」 means 'even if' as Mr.Eliot said.
    (Even if it rains tomorrow, we will go to a picnic.)

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