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3 Ways to use BUT in English (Different Meanings of BUT)

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In this video I explain 3 different meanings of the word "but". Many people think there is only 1 meaning, but there are actually several. Here I show you the meanings that I think are the most important. I also give several example sentences. For more uses of "but", click on the link below: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/but Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=n5UhX10blQ4 For more English lessons, visit my channel, English with Max. All of the videos are free. These include free English vocabulary videos, English grammar videos, English pronunciation videos, English tips, and English listening practice. This channel aims at helping people learn and improve their English - whether they have been learning English for a while or have recently started. I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English. Stalk me! https://www.facebook.com/EnglishWithMax https://twitter.com/EnglishWithMax https://www.instagram.com/englishwithmax/ How to use but Meanings of but
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English with Max (1 year ago)
Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=n5UhX10blQ4
Vasanthy T k (2 months ago)
Justin bieber is very famous,but i don't like his music......that's so true😏
English with Max (2 months ago)
😂
opportunity yy (2 months ago)
teacher what's difference between but and (adverb )though? both meanings and nuance is the same I think
opportunity yy (2 months ago)
thank you so much♡
English with Max (2 months ago)
I have a video on that! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-O2tmFJTD0
Ochawan San (5 months ago)
Thank you for your good lessons. I love the car, but I don't like driving.
English with Max (5 months ago)
👍👍 Thank you for your comment!
Fazlı Durmuş (5 months ago)
Thank you so much!
English with Max (5 months ago)
My pleasure!
Malik Suleman (6 months ago)
Gardening is but a time pas hobby for me. Democracy is but a rule of people.
Malik Suleman (6 months ago)
Thank You
English with Max (6 months ago)
👍😀 *is but a pastime for me. * a rule of the people.
Your videos are great.
Thanks.
Again sorry about the mistake. I wanna say Always likes for your lessons.
English with Max (8 months ago)
No worries! Thank you very much! :)
Sorry, Max. I've confused the things. I meant thumb.
English with Max (8 months ago)
We call the picture of the video a "thumbnail". I just wasn't sure what you meant by "ever and ever". ;)
Thumbnail ever and ever.
English with Max (8 months ago)
What do you mean? :)
MO SH (8 months ago)
I went to practice English, but I still fear to speak- Eat any anything but Sugar- I want travel abroad, but I have 200$- !
English with Max (8 months ago)
👍👍 *but I'm still afraid to speak. *I want to travel
Tikus241 (10 months ago)
Excellent, as usual.
English with Max (10 months ago)
Thank you for your continued support :).
nandakumardeepak nanda (11 months ago)
I'm good at English but afraid to speak
English with Max (11 months ago)
That's normal, but practice makes perfect ;).
dmartinfpro (1 year ago)
Max, amazing as always! 1- I might be tall, but I'm fearful too. 2- I like all English Youtube channels but the ones you have to pay ;) 3- Don't be mad at Max, she's but a beautiful terrific teacher.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you :). *but the ones you have to pay for. Otherwise, perfect!!
Areli TV (1 year ago)
Thanks! Max it was so useful like usuall
Amir Jobran (1 year ago)
I visited paris but I didn’t visit Dubai
English with Max (1 year ago)
👍👍
fong beng (1 year ago)
Teacher Max, what's the difference between " I submit documents required and being required"?
English with Max (1 year ago)
Hello, sorry for my slow reply. It would be better to say: I submit the required documents. ;)
Kevin Ortiz (1 year ago)
Very Excellent
fong beng (1 year ago)
Teacher Max, can we say " I have to hold my urine because nobody relieves me for toilet break" 1) Hold my urine,hold my hunger. Are they correct? 2) Relieve me for toilet break.Relieve me for duty. Are they correct?
English with Max (1 year ago)
Well, it's grammatically correct, but we wouldn't say that. A better sentence would be: I have to hold on because nobody relieves me for a toilet break. (It is clear from context what "hold on" means ;).)
Aimanno Mourad (1 year ago)
Thank you for your great efforts, It’s a good lesson but it’s short one, I think Instagram effects on YouTube , isn’t it?
Aimanno Mourad (1 year ago)
English with Max you can make a vote on that I like lessons Generally which not less ten minutes , but your lessons particularly I like long ones I think 🤔 two hours Or three may be suitable.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Maybe a little bit, but it's also because most people prefer short videos...
RAD English (1 year ago)
Best. Thumbnail. Ever.
Hello Max, thanks to help us...
lal c (1 year ago)
Hi Max, I've received notification of this video 3 days back but now only I could watch. I was not only busy in work but also out of station. I find the first two usages of 'but' on daily converstain but the third one is quite advanced. Thanks.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Yes, you're right. The 3rd one isn't used very often, but we hear it sometimes :). Thanks for watching!
I am not a welder, but a mechanic. And this job is good, but I want to get a raise. But my boss thinks It's good so far. Therefore my but chance is to change my job. Or boss.
English with Max Thank you, Max! I don't like how it sounds either.
English with Max (1 year ago)
👍👍 *only chance (We can't always replace "only" with "but".) Otherwise, perfect!
Meni Porat (1 year ago)
BTW, butt (double “t”) has many meanings. It may refer not only to one’s behind (butt-ocks) but (ha-ha-ha) also, for example, to the unused remainder of a cigarette (“cigarette butt”). These are, IMHO, the most common meanings of butt.
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'm aware of that, but I didn't want to overwhelm my viewers with too many meanings. ;)
knik3 (1 year ago)
The different ways/accents natives have to pronounce 'but' are impressive. British, american and the like.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Very true :)
Elizabeth Clemens (1 year ago)
One more precious video lesson , thanks a bunch Max English!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you very much, Elizabeth! :)
Sabrinne Souza (1 year ago)
My mom asked me to go out, but I refused, I was very lazy. My husband eats everything but onions. I can't do all these tasks. I'm but one!
English with Max (1 year ago)
👍👍 We'd normally say: I'm but one person. Otherwise, perfect!
fong beng (1 year ago)
Thank's teacher Max, I learn a lot from you.Thank you very much
Hi Max. Very useful! Here are my sentences: * Mary is not very young, but she is still attractive. * Júlio enjoys studying English, but he does not like to study Portuguese. * Sarah is not a doctor, but a nurse. * I was being followed by a thief last night, so I had no choice but to run. * Be patient! She is but a little baby. Thank you so much. I'll see you next time. Bye!
English with Max Thanks a lot, Max.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Hi Julio! It might sound a *little* better to say: ... but he does not like studying Portuguese. But that's just a question of style. Otherwise all your sentences are perfect! Well done! 😀👍
Chri Li (1 year ago)
Dear Max, I know you are fluent in German so I think I can ask you: The first 'but' in your video has two German translations, right? "Frank is smart, but he never studies" = aber (now I don't remember your example, so I'm making up one 😉) "Frank isn't English, but Australian" = sondern So in fact for Germans you presented FOUR meanings of 'but'! 🤗 (Btw, I like your no. 3 very much. It sounds so poetic! 😍)
English with Max (1 year ago)
Yes, you're absolutely right! I suppose I could've broken it down into four meanings, but I kept it at three because "sondern" still has a sense of "different to what was said before", if that makes sense. ;)
Max thanks for this very useful video You're a great teacher
English with Max have a nice day
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you so much again!
Cafe Sang1105 (1 year ago)
I but love you, Max.
English with Max (1 year ago)
*I love but you, Max. Haha, thanks :).
Adam Biryło (1 year ago)
I don't speak English but German.
fong beng (1 year ago)
Teacher Max, which preposition is correct? Example - I conduct a body search of the person or on the person.Thank's
English with Max (1 year ago)
"of the person" ;)
jorge monk (1 year ago)
No se entiende nada.
Jamal Hm (1 year ago)
Thank you
Jamal Hm (1 year ago)
Thank you
Long Nguyen (1 year ago)
Thanks Max!
Kamlesh Saini (1 year ago)
I like all the movies but not boring. This lesson is too short but very important.
Kamlesh Saini (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot!
English with Max (1 year ago)
*I can but hope it rains. ;)
Kamlesh Saini (1 year ago)
I like all my friends but the bad ones. There are just a few clouds in the sky. I can but hope to rain.
Kamlesh Saini (1 year ago)
I got it. Thank you very much!
English with Max (1 year ago)
😀👍 *I like all movies but the boring ones.
Юрий Руденя (1 year ago)
I don't know how to do anything but how to conduct a symphony orchestra. Howere, I am not a conductor, but cardiac surgeon. I do not conduct very well, but try very hard.
Юрий Руденя (1 year ago)
English with Max thank you!
English with Max (1 year ago)
😀😀 *but conduct *however *but a cardiac surgeon Otherwise, perfect!
Sonson Elmasrey (1 year ago)
i love frank , but he 's naughty boy .all my friends hate biology but me.don't beleive anyone but real friends.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Perfect!!
jamal kamal (1 year ago)
*Don't dislike this video, she but wants to help you!* *I'd like to like this video a hundred times, but I cannot!* *Her videos are anything but deserve a dislike!*
English with Max (1 year ago)
👍😀 *Her videos deserve anything but a dislike.
Wilfried Mathias (1 year ago)
Another great video, thank you Max! Here are my 3 examples: This was not good luck but the result of hard work,- Everyone knew about this but me,- I couldn´t think of anything but the test.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you! And perfect sentences!!
Soha Mumtaz Awan (1 year ago)
I don't know her by name, but I can recognize her by face. Tina is not old but active. We can but pray for good.
English with Max (1 year ago)
👍:) *recognize her face *but young. --- Normally in this construction, you use a word with the opposite meaning. Or you could use a different construction: Tina is old, but she is still active.
anshul sherawat (1 year ago)
Hey techer,can you tell we what makes difference from each other these words, twirl,swirl,spin,whirl. Atleast can you gimme a slightest idea where to use them? You know like collocations.I am a little too confused with these words.
English with Max (1 year ago)
They're all very similar... "Spin" is the most common one. For example, there is a party game called "spin the bottle". Or when you play a board game, sometimes you have to "spin the arrow". I hope that helps!
Mohamed Mustafe (1 year ago)
Thanks my teacher you're best one of my teacher
English with Max (1 year ago)
Oh, thank you very much!

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