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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:04:13 AM
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She dived into the snow after the mouse, but the mouse escaped from the fox.
I saw the above in one of the videos about sentence variety.
Please explain the use of "but" in "but the mouse...
Why "and" doesn't make sense?
thar
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:29:56 AM

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I am not sure if 'she' is the fox. I am assuming that. Although saying 'the fox' at the end is a bit strange. If 'she' was trying to save the mouse, it would be 'and'.

What was supposed to happen when she dived into the snow?
What happened instead?
What went wrong?

eg
I ran upstairs and opened the bedroom door.
I ran upstairs but the bedroom door was locked.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:50:15 AM
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