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How to Pronounce but?

Correct pronunciation for the word "but" is [bˈʌt], [bˈʌt], [b_ˈʌ_t].

What are the misspellings for but?

"But" in context

But is a very versatile and powerful word, allowing us to express ourselves clearly and often concisely. It can be used to provide contrast, to qualify an opinion or to join two ideas that might otherwise stand in opposition. It can be used to express doubt, uncertainty and hesitation, or to indicate opposition, refusal and denial. It can also be used to provide an alternative, to suggest a solution, or to join two independent clauses. In fact, but is really a multi-functional word and its effect can be quite profound.

We often use but to begin sentences, replacing the "however" that would otherwise be used.

What are similar-sounding words for but?

Usage over time for but:

This graph shows how "but" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Synonyms for But:


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