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Hi everyone,
I'm having hard times with some typical sentences which are made with "but". I can't decide if the meaning is positive or negative. For example yesterday I saw a lyric saying: "You're everything but mine.." This kind of usings don't make sense to me. Does it mean: "You're everything but you're not mine." Or "beyond everything you're mine." or something else? I'll be so glad if someone tells me how to comprehend this kind of sentences..
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I think it means "except". For example: You're everything but mine. --> You're everything except being mine.
Is that true?
You're everything but mine. --> You're everything except being mine.
Is that true?

Yes.
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You're everything but mine. --> You're everything except being mine.

1. Does that means that you are not mine?

2. You're everything but clever.

Does the sentence mean that you are not clever/stupid?

Thank you very much.
AnonymousYou're everything but clever.
= You're everything except clever. You're not clever.
CJ
I want to use but conjunction. Is 'but' correct like-->

He bought it not necessarily to use but to give to a friend.

He's not allowed to do that any other way but that like that.

He's not allowed to do that any other way than that way.
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Hi,
Please tell me what you think is correct.

He took the ball not necessarily to shoot but to pass.
She isn't allowed to do it any other way than that way.
She isn't allowed to do it any other way but that way.