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I would like to write a sentence, where I would like to use however or but. I would like to know do they make different meaning in the sentence.

The traditional models exist but they may be inappropriate to deal with complex situations.

The traditional models exist, however, they may be inappropriate to deal with complex situations

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    I've inserted the word be before appropriate in both your examples – Ronald Sole Dec 10 '18 at 10:03
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"But" and "however" are used slightly differently.

"However" is used to introduce a statement that contrasts or contradicts what you have previously said.

For example:

The sport is most popular with men, however, last year more women took part.

In this example, the second statement seems to contradict, and possibly even replace the first statement. It may be that the first statement has been true in the past but is no longer true.

"But" is used, not so much to introduce a contradiction, but an exception.

for example:

The sport is popular with women but only those over the age of 30.

The second statement does not undo or replace the first - it just adds another condition to it.

In your example, I would say that "but" is most appropriate:

The traditional models exist but they may be inappropriate to deal with complex situations.

This is because the fact the models are inappropriate to deal with complex situations does not contradict the fact that the models exist.

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    Amazing. your explanation is very helpful. – Maryam Dec 10 '18 at 10:26

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