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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Talking and&but

    I like pork, ___I don't like beef.
    A. and B. but
    I think the answer is "and" , because there is no 'but' relation in this sentence. right?

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    #2

    Re: and&but

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Do you like meat?
    I like pork, but I don't like beef.

    It will surprise me if and is the correct answer.

    Look:
    Usually you would use and in such situations:
    I like pork, and I eat it almost every week.
    I like pork, and this is good because it's healthy.
    (Don't focus on the meanings of my example sentences )

    Cheers!

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    Re: and&but

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    I like pork, ___I don't like beef.
    A. and B. but
    I think the answer is "and" , because there is no 'but' relation in this sentence. right?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I agree with Member Nightmare's excellent answer.

    (2) As he said, you are discussing two types of meat. You are

    contrasting one kind of meat with another kind. So but is probably the

    correct answer.

    (a) I think that you could express it this way, too:

    I like pork, not beef.

    (3) Other contrasting sentences (these are only my opinion):

    I like pork; however, I do not like beef.

    I like pork; on the other hand, I do not like beef.

    I do not like beef, yet I like pork.

    Whereas I like pork, I do not like beef.

    I do not like beef; nevertheless, I like pork.

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    #4

    Re: and&but

    I am not a teacher.

    I can't agree with my illustrious colleagues. You are right to be unsure, Happy Eyes. I think the "correct" answer is "but", but "and" is perfectly good, too. "But" means that one would expect that your liking pork would indicate that you like beef, too, but I don't see the connection. But as Nightmare said, if you are anwering the question "Do you like meat?", "but" makes sense.

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    #5

    Re: and&but

    I believe that the person answering the question What do you like? would actually say: I like pork, and I don't like beef in a situation in which the person asked wanted to spare the asker's time before his/her saying another question, like What don't you like?

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