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The animal was classified into that category temporarily, because there weren't any good category for it, but some experts agreed to put it there for various scientific reasons.

I am wondering if the above sentence is correct, because I've never seen but augment the preceding clause.

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"...there weren't any good category for it..."

The above phrase is not correct. Correct:

There weren't any good categories for it or There wasn't a good category for it. (need parallel construction)

Here is how I would write the text: The animal was classified into that category temporarily, because there wasn't any good category for it. But, some experts agreed to put it there for various scientific reasons. however,

I don't think the other sentence is wrong, just a little wordy. I'm not a linguist, but I am a plain English writer.

Good luck.

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  • Your final suggested sentence would read better with either but or however - not both. Dec 20 '18 at 0:07
  • +1 But please, no comma after But. It's a conjunction, not a disjunction. Dec 20 '18 at 0:38
  • can you put it on one sentence?
    – JJJJ
    Dec 20 '18 at 2:16

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