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    #1

    "and" or "but"

    Hi everyone,

    I am not sure which conjunction to use in the following sentence. Could you give me some advice?

    "It is a good place, with many restaurants and shopping malls, but/and not too many people."

    Thank you!

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    Re: "and" or "but"

    I think it could be either, depending on whether the number of people is seen as a good thing (and) or a bad one (but).

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