Mehrdad
Are they the same? " we do not have soup and we have rice and bread" and...... " we do not have soup but we have rice and bread"
Sep 28, 2019 8:44 AM
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Hi, it is best to use 'but' - the word 'but' contrasts with what went before. We do not have soup, but we have rice and bread.
September 28, 2019
The most natural way to say this would be We don’t have soup but we do have bread and rice. “and” doesn’t work here. “do” for emphasis. There might be situations where we’d say “do not” but by default it would be “don’t”. You do have soup, don’t you? We do NOT have soup but we do ....
September 28, 2019
The second option sounds better. You don't need "and" here, cause I guess you want to emphasize the fact that even if you don't have soup, you still have rice and bread. I hope it helps!
September 28, 2019
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