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    and / but

    1. Rosetta Stone replaced those boring and tedious textbook that everybody buys _____ nobody opens.
    2. True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about ___ few have seen.
    Which conjunction should be used to fill in the above blanks, and or but?

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    Re: and / but

    You have to try first.

    Which word would you use, and why?

    Rover

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    Re: and / but

    I would use "but," but I'm not a native speaker.
    I'd like to know which conjunction is more idiomatic for native speakers.
    Last edited by sitifan; 11-Jun-2011 at 14:45.

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    Re: and / but

    I'd say 'but' for both, but 'and' fits for 1 too (for me).

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    Re: and / but

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd say 'but' for both, but 'and' fits for 1 too (for me).
    I agree - and I think that 'and' is also possible in #2.

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    Re: and / but

    Not at teacher

    When posed that question I usually reccomend using "but" when you mean "except that".

    Is that a good advice?

    M.
    Last edited by Mannysteps; 11-Jun-2011 at 16:40. Reason: Mistake

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