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on November 14 at 01:06AM

Example 3

Why was the "but consented" diagrammed to "and"? Thanks.

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Skylar on November 14 at 04:44PM

@maonuo Happy to help!

The phrase "but" is diagrammed as "and" in this case because it functions to indicate a second necessary condition that must accompany the first. Try to take a step back and think about the overall flow of the passage in these cases. It may also help to think of the phrase "only if the person who was harmed knew that what was done could cause that harm but consented to its being done anyway" as synonymous with the phrase "only if the person who was harmed knew that what was done could cause that harm AND consented to its being done anyway despite this knowledge." This has the same meaning as the original phrasing, but the minor verbiage change may help you to understand why the word "and" is diagrammed and how the word "but" fulfills the same role.

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