The woman wanted the blue bag, but the red one at first.

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sora1999

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Does the sentence in the title sound all right?
It is in a textbook, which says it means the woman wanted the blue bag, not the red one at first.
Can "but" be used in that way, or can it be that it's just a misprint?
I'd appreciate your help.
 

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Does the sentence in the title sound all right?
It is in a textbook, which says it means the woman wanted the blue bag, not the red one at first.
Can "but" be used in that way, or can it be that it's just a misprint?
I'd appreciate your help.

No, it's not right.
 

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You could say not the blue bag but.... However this may sound a bit old-fashioned.
 
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