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.
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I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English.
How to use but
Meanings of but
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?
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 ;).)
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.
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.
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!
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! 😍)
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. ;)
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.
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!
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