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arietenata

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italian
Hi there,

" He said we would have to change our clothes, but since he clearly still felt we should go, we changed our clothes."
The End of The Story, Lydia Davis. p. 168

I don't see any reason for BUT, it could be AND, why but?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    But means "however" and the use of "but" shows an initial reluctance to change their clothes. If it had been "and since he clearly still felt we should go" it would show that they were willing to please him.
     

    arietenata

    Senior Member
    italian
    But means "however" and the use of "but" shows an initial reluctance to change their clothes. If it had been "and since he clearly still felt we should go" it would show that they were willing to please him.
    So many thanks indeed.Very clear!;):)
     
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