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    Is this sentence correct and natural ?

    Dear all,


    Is this sentence correct and natural ?


    Alexander II was an obscure nevertheless interesting Scottish king.

    Alexander II was an obscure but nevertheless interesting Scottish king.

    What is the difference between sentence 1 and 2

    Many thanks
    Last edited by duiter; 14-Nov-2011 at 15:34. Reason: editing

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    Re: Is this sentence correct and natural ?

    *Not a Teacher*

    The second sentence is correct. The first sentence doesn't sound right at all without a "but".

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    Re: Is this sentence correct and natural ?

    I agree with SlickVic. Personally, I would probably throw a couple of commas in: Alexander II was an obscure, but nevertheless interesting, Scottish king.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct and natural ?

    Thanks a lot for your explanation

    how about this sentence,

    There will be no more pay increases this year. That is for sure. We have agreed, nevertheless, to carry out a full review of pay and conditions.

    This sentence was written by native speaker and without the word "but"

    There will be no more pay increases this year. That is for sure We have agreed, (but) nevertheless, to carry out a full review of pay and conditions.

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