"But" works fine there.
Is this sentence correct:
1) I am going there for a short meeting, but I don't think I will be back before three hours.
The idea is that the meeting is short, or is supposed to be short, and yet, I won't be back before three hours. I have a bit of doubt about the 'but'.
Before three hours sounds odd to me. How about something like in less than?
Thank you both very much.I think Tdol is right. I messed up. Maybe 'before three hours have gone by' would work as well, but that is cumbersome. 'Less than' is the best choice.Gratefully,Navi.
You can use both "what about..." and "how about..." when making a suggestion.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.