Wir haben nur eine kleine Wohnung, sind aber damit zufrieden.

Can I rewrite the above sentence in this way:

Wir haben nur eine kleine Wohnung, aber wir sind damit zufrieden.

If yes, which sentence order would be the more commonly heard one?

  • I think the second version puts more emphasize on the "we". Some people might be not satisfied with our small apartment, but we are.
    – Sonyfreak
    Jul 8, 2022 at 10:49

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Both ways are fine, and they are not preferred one way or another. (The current Google count is 10,100 vs. 10,200!)

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    How are you getting these counts? Google result counts can be misleading if not done carefully, and "false positives" are common.
    – RDBury
    Jul 7, 2022 at 7:18
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    In my opinion the repeated wir of the second example is more likely in conversation as opposed to writing.
    – guidot
    Jul 7, 2022 at 8:16

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