What part of speech is but?


What part of speech is but?

Parts of Speech:

Even though there are hundreds of thousands of words in the English language alone, these words all fit into eight categories known as the parts of speech. These eight parts of speech include adverbs, pronouns, adjectives, conjunctions, and prepositions, along with three additional categories. Each part of speech is defined by how it is used in a sentence.

Answer and Explanation:

'But' is an example of a conjunction. There are a total of seven coordinating conjunctions in the English language: for, and, nor, but, yet, or, and...

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Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative

from Comprehensive English: Overview & Practice

Chapter 2 / Lesson 9

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