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The word ‘but’
The word ‘but’ is a coordinating conjunction. According to John Seely in his book the Oxford A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation, it is used to link together two words (see 1), two phrases (see 2) or two clauses (see 3).
Here are some examples:
- Sunny but cold
- Sunny through the window but cold outside
- It’s a sunny day but it’s cold outside
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John Seely The Oxford A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation, USA