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    #1

    aboout " not...but..."

    Hi,
    About the sentence:

    "Brian shined his leather shoes not with shoe polish, but with banana peels."
    Can I change it into this one?

    "Brian didn't shine his leather shoes with shoe polish, but with banana peels."

    Is there any difference between the two sentences in meaning ?

    Thanks a lot

    Paula
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Jan-2014 at 09:09. Reason: typo

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    Re: aboout " not...but..."

    There's no difference, but in BE, I'd say 'banana skin' or 'peel'.

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    Re: aboout " not...but..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's no difference, but in BE, I'd say 'banana skin' or 'peel'.
    Hey thanks!

    So, there is also no difference between the two sentences?

    1. Mary wasn't disappointed because she failed but because she was betrayed.

    2. Mary was disappointed not because she failed but because she was betrayed.

    I wanna confirm it. Thank you very much!

    Paula

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    Re: aboout " not...but..."

    Quote Originally Posted by paula View Post

    I want to confirm it. Please use standard English.
    They mean the same to me.

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