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I am not an native English speaker; I am therefore often perplexed by analogies between synonyms or phrases. Here's a question I occasionally came up with, and I wonder whether they both are grammatically correct or meaning the same. My main concern is that if they are interchangeable.

I have got two examples:

  1. My sister has read a few Czech novels, but so have I.

  2. French is fairly complex and so is Cezch.

Please let me know if you find the words choppy or grammatically inaccurate.

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    It's only the difference between and and but. A and B means the same thing as A but B -- both constructs are asserted. The one with but also has the connotation that the speaker thinks the addressee was expecting something different than B. – John Lawler May 15 '18 at 23:13
  • In sentence 2. 'and' assumes equality. In sentence 1. 'but' asserts equality where the speaker senses that it has not (yet) been accepted. – Nigel J May 16 '18 at 1:10

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