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    not red but purple

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I painted it, not red, but purple.
    2-I didn't paint it red, but purple.

    3-I decided to paint it, not red, but purple.
    4-I decided not to paint it red, but purple.


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    Re: not red but purple

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I painted it, not red, but purple.
    2-I didn't paint it red, but purple.

    3-I decided to paint it, not red, but purple.
    4-I decided not to paint it red, but purple.

    I decided to paint it purple, not red would be more usual.

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    Re: not red but purple

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I painted it, not red, but purple.
    2-I didn't paint it red, but purple.

    3-I decided to paint it, not red, but purple.
    4-I decided not to paint it red, but purple.
    They're grammatically correct, but we'd say:
    I painted it purple, not red. or I painted it purple instead of red.
    I decided to paint it purple, not red.



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