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Hi,

Below are examples of the structure, "but has ~~".

What exactly does this structure mean?

What exactly, for example, number 1 sentence, "Not one of us but has the answer in him, to give to anyone who asks it of him" should mean? I feel that this one has no main verb in the sentence.

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Ask for truth of any Son of God, and you have asked it of me. 1.Not one of us but has the answer in him, to give to anyone who asks it of him.

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And their bodies wither and gasp and are laid in the ground, and are no more. 2. Not one of them but has thought that God is cruel.



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The roads you made have led you nowhere, and no city that you built has withstood the crumbling assault of time. 3.Nothing you made but has the mark of death upon it.

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pructusNot one of us but has the answer in him
There is not one of us who does not have the answer. (We all have it.)

Are you asking for a "translation" or a grammatical analysis? Emotion: big smile

I've seen some good explanations of these archaic "buts," but I'll never be able to find one.

It's often hard to tell "yes" from "no," if you're not used to these structures.
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Thanks Avangi...

I'd like some grammatical analysis...
There seems to be no main verb...