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OVERVIEW OF ADVERB BUT

1) merely, simply, just, only, but: and nothing more; “I was merely asking”; “it is simply a matter of time”; “just a scratch”; “he was only a child”; “hopes that last but a moment

adverb but has 1 sense(s) (first 1 from tagged texts)


but (Wikipedia)
"But" redirects here. For other uses, see BUT.
Not to be confused with conjugation (grammar).

In grammar, a conjunction (abbreviated CONJ or CNJ) is a part of speech that connects words, sentences, phrases, or clauses. A discourse connective is a conjunction joining sentences.[citation needed] This definition may overlap with that of other parts of speech, so what constitutes a "conjunction" must be defined for each language. In general, a conjunction is an invariable grammatical particle, and it may or may not stand between the items it conjoins.

The definition may also be extended to idiomatic phrases that behave as a unit with the same function, e.g. "as well as", "provided that".

A simple literary example of a conjunction: "the truth of nature, and the power of giving interest" (Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Biographia Literaria)

Conjunctions may be placed at the beginning of sentences. But some superstition about the practice persists.

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