Is this structure right?

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Is this structure right?

Post by Aryanbh » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:53 am

Which structure is right? (Or both of them)
He wasn't rich but he was kind.
He wasn't rich, but kind.

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Re: Is this structure right?

Post by Alan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:23 am

Yes, both possible, but with a subtle semantic difference.
#2 implies that someone has previously suggested that he was rich and the error is being corrected.