# Because you like puzzles, but you see clearly… or do you?

$$\rm md\to thk\to in.$$

Because thoughts are grey, but not sad.

$$\rm we\to gt \to if.$$

Because your best mate deserves a present, but you are not friends.

$$\rm cy\to se\to \:?$$

Because the town is large, but not the population.

What word is the question mark?

• This is not my intended anagram puzzle — I did not save my progress, and it all got deleted. Here is to make up for that. – Mr Pie Aug 28 '18 at 13:44
• nice puzzle, too bad the anagram puzzle got lost though, i love those.. – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Aug 29 '18 at 5:24
• @ShahriarMahmudSajid I know... :\ – Mr Pie Sep 1 '18 at 14:46

it

Because

in each case, the last word can be placed inside the other two to form words relevant to the clues

md→thk→in. Because thoughts are grey, but not sad.

mind think

we→gt→if. Because your best mate deserves a present, but you are not friends.