Student or Learner
According to the dictionary, pleasant means enjoyable or attractive and making you feel happy.
I have made up a sentence below with the word, pleasant.
(ex) This country is large and pleasant, attracting many new immigrants.
A few people argue that I should use "pleasing" not "pleasant".
Pleasing means giving pleasure, enjoyment or satisfaction.
I do not see why "pleasant" is the wrong word.
Could someone please explain whether or not it is correct to use "pleasant" in the sentence?
Thanks a lot.
You are right. Your sentence is better with "pleasant" than it is with "pleasing".