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In fact, if you look in a good dictionary you will see that the word but has six jobs to do: I cannot find any examples of but used as a verb or a pronoun in the online dictionary.

Can anyone help me?
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Hi,

In fact, if you look in a good dictionary you will see that the word but has six jobs to do:
I cannot find any examples of but used as a verb or a pronoun in the online dictionary.

Can anyone help me?

My dictionary lists it as a verb in the standard phrase 'But me no buts'. However, I don't really think that makes it a 'real' verb.

My older Concise Oxford Dictionary lists 'but' as a 'negative relative pronoun'. I think the relevant example from its long list is 'I don't doubt butthat she loves you'. However, it's pretty odd and unusual. If I were you, I wouldn't concern myself with 'but' as a pronoun. Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive
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CliveMy older Concise Oxford Dictionary lists 'but' as a 'negative relative pronoun'. I think the relevant example from its long list is 'I don't doubt but thatshe loves you'. However, it's pretty odd and unusual. If I were you, I wouldn't concern myself with 'but' as a pronoun. Emotion: smile
Did you make a typo? I think "that" is redundant.
Hi,

I'd call it optional, rather than redundant.Emotion: smile

Clive

There was none but(=who doesn’t?) shed tears.(Here but is a relative pronoun)

None but (=except) him was present there. (If it senses except or without, it will be a preposition)

You are but(=only) a child (if it senses only or just, it will be adverb)

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Nahid Zaman

There was none but(=who doesn’t?) shed tears.(Here but is a relative pronoun)

None but (=except) him was present there. (If it senses except or without, it will be a preposition)

You are but(=only) a child (if it senses only or just, it will be adverb)

Nahid - the question was posed 14 years ago.