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Difference Between ''to Name A Few'' And ''to Name But A Few''?
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What is the difference between
to name a few
to name but a few
? Please explain the difference with the help of example(s). Thanks, in advance.
Oct 28 2007 01:44:32
They both are used to give examples, but to use "but a few" emphasizes that there are many, and these examples are a small part of the total.
Oct 28 2007 01:51:23
Is it correct to replace the red words by 'by'? I've seen some people use it. Sometimes people speak very fast and the phrase's written form gets distorted. But I do not know whether native speakers accept it or not.
Oct 02 2015 06:18:50
BarbaraPA:but a few. Is it correct to replace the red words by 'by'?
Oct 02 2015 06:22:45
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