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    usage of pleasant

    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.

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    Re: usage of pleasant

    You are right. Your sentence is better with "pleasant" than it is with "pleasing".

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