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however and but what is the difference between however and but, how to use them?
Feb 6, 2012 8:33 PM
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Even though my knowledge of english is limited, my grammar book has the information about the use of "however", so I think it's safe to reply to your question according to my book. However is adverb; it can be used to link the sentences, so you can put it in the middle of two sentences to form a compound sentence (it's a conjunctive adverb). However can be put in many places in the sentence and here are its position and its needed punctuations (according to my book). 1. ID; however, ID (He was annoyed; however, he kept quiet.) 2. ID. However, ID (He was annoyed. However, he kept quiet.) 3. ID. ID, however. (He was annoyed. He kept quiet, however.) 4. ID. ID (subject), however, v/o/c. (He was annoyed. He, however, kept quiet.) But is co-ordinate conjunction, so its use is almost the same as however but however is mostly used in more formal situation. Hope this helps.
February 6, 2012
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