What happens if you change “but” to “and”?

Harmony At The Health Club
July 18, 2018

What happens if you change “but” to “and”?

Positive and negative communication have so many nuances, and there are subtle ways to turn a negative statement or thought into a positive one. For instance, the use of “and” versus “but” in a statement. If you exchange the word “but” to “and” you turn what could be construed as a problem or conflict into a solution. For example, “I’m leaving for the concert soon but I have to get my car washed first” connotes that getting your car washed before the concert poses a problem. By simply exchanging the “but” to an “and” the statement (hence your thought process) becomes positive: “I’m leaving for the concert soon and I have to get my car washed first.” Getting the car washed is just part of the process in getting to the concert, and will simply be worked into your day.