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    and for so or but

    Can "and" be interprted as "so, there" or "but"? This sentence has such an intepretation in Korean. So I wonder if native speakers sometimes interprete so.

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    Re: and for so or but

    Perhaps "so" or "and therefore." Most certainly NOT "but." There is not surprising opposing idea in those statements.
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    Re: and for so or but

    Thanks, but I mean in other sentences like "I like her and he hates her." Can this "and" be interpreted as "but"?

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    Re: and for so or but

    If the writer wanted to draw a contrast, the writer would have used "but." By using "and," the writer is simple producing two parallel pieces of information.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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