But 6 Jul 2019

Pretty often I hear myself using the word BUT. I realize that I frequently interrupt people and contradict them. The usage of the word BUT may be easily interpreted as a rejection of the previous speaker.

Why not AND?

Often it is possible to replace the BUT by AND. Both statements can have a positive meaning.

An example

I want to be home at dinner time, but I need to work longer to finish a few things.
This sentence can be changed to:
I want to be home at dinner time and I want to work longer to finish a few things. Now it is clear that I need to make a choice among two good things.

But Today ...

I always thought that I am terrible with drawing, and today I surprised myself with publishing a drawing of a person. I have learned that I do not have to be perfect.

Man saying but

Objecting man.

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