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# An abscess swelling should go down

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An abscess swelling should go down almost immediately after drainage; however, if the swelling does not go away or begins to reappear after the wound is drained, a person may need to see a health care provider for further treatment.

(A) however, if the swelling does not go away or begins to reappear after the wound is drained
(B) but if the swelling does not go away or begins to reappear after the wound having been drained
(C) but if the swelling did not go away or began to reappear after the wound was drained
(D) and if the swelling does not go away or begins to reappear after the wounds have been drained
(E) and if the swelling does not go away or begins to reappear after the wound is drained

Source : Crackverbal SC Guide.

I have a very specific doubt with regards to this question. Can conjunctions such as 'but', 'and', 'with' ... never occur after a semicolon.?
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Re: An abscess swelling should go down [#permalink]

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03 Oct 2017, 20:24
Definitely we cannot use 'and' here so D and E are gone

In C - 'did' is incorrect
In B - tense 'having been' is correct
A is correct

I think 'but' should have a comma when you have two independent clauses
i.e two stmnts independently make sense

Here in this sentence 'comma but' is not an issue so we cannot eliminate B and C because of comma

Check below example for usage of comma but

(without comma)
Grammar is boring but necessary

(with comma)
Grammar is boring, but it's necessary

Hey I am no expert just a novice

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