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Choose One

Since “however” and “but” both indicate a shift in the direction of your writing, don’t use them together, as in this example: But Jane, however, decided to move to Houston. Choose one: But Jane decided to move to Houston or However, Jane decided to move to Houston.

Similarly, I often hear people say, “And plus.” Again, choose one, since they both are words adding information.

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