Saturday, July 7, 2012

Using But

           But is used to emphasize the difference between the elements it joins. But also used to show a difference (Robinson and Penner, 2005). But is used when a sentence has two things that are in conflict or that are opposites. Examples:
1.      We have a lot in common, but we do not like the same kind of music.
2.      I looked everywhere, but I could not find my fink sweater.
3.      She is cute but evil
4.      He felt foolish, but he couldn’t help it.
5.      He think 8:00 AM is an unreasonable time for class, but she think it’s fine.

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