How to to use “and” & “but”

“and” & “but”

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And

Join sentences when their meanings go well together.

My father is an engineer. (Occupation)

My mother is a librarian. (Occupation)

My father is an engineer and my mother is a librarian.

 

But Join sentences when their meanings

contrast with each other.

Mr Dass enjoys fast music.

Mrs Dass prefers slow tunes.

Mr Dass enjoys fast music but Mrs Dass prefers slow tunes.

One finite verb is a simple sentence.

I like music. (a simple sentence)

Two simple sentences join by and or but become a compound sentence.

I like music. (simple sentence)

She likes sport. (simple sentence)

I like music and she likes sport. (compound sentence)

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