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    Does this sound real English?

    The college gave me a scholarship, so I shouldn't bite the hand that feeds me but concentrate on my study as best I can.
    I wonder whether but can be used here. Any suggestion?


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    Re: Does this sound real English?

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    The college gave me a scholarship, so I shouldn't bite the hand that feeds me but concentrate on my study as best I can.
    I wonder whether but can be used here. Any suggestion?
    I would say "studies" instead of "study". I would also leave out "me". I'd also put a comma after "feeds" in this sentence.

    The college gave me a scholarship, so I shouldn't bite the hand that feeds, but concentrate on my studies as best I can.

    Yes, "but" can be used there.

    Well, where you are, it's "here", but from where I am it's "there". You can use "but" here and "there". And you can use "but" over here and over there. In fact, "but" can be used everywhere. "But" is flexible. It goes anywhere. But then again, that could be just a matter of opinion.

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