But on the sentence beginning
Is it correct to start sentence from "But" ?
But he never understood why it happens.
You may start a sentence with 'but', but you want to use it sparingly. The same applies to 'and'. It will often be used an interjection and be followed by a comma. In your example, 'happens' should be 'happened' to agree with the tense of 'understood'.
But he never understood why it happened.
But, he never understood why it happened.
|link comment||edited Dec 19 '12 at 23:55 Lewis Neidhardt Expert|
This is for Carl's benefit, and I get an error message when trying to leave a comment.
Because this is a site for teaching and learning proper English grammar, your answers should use proper English. 'I' is always capitalized, always. Your sentence is a comma splice, and it should either end in a period after 'me' or use a semicolon to make a compound sentence.
|link comment||answered Dec 19 '12 at 17:51 Lewis Neidhardt Expert|
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