#EngTrivia: “but” as preposition

Selain berfungsi sebagai conjunction, ‘but’ juga dapat berfungsi sebagai preposition. Sebagai preposition, arti ‘but’ merujuk kepada pengecualian.


  • Everybody went to the party but Jane.
  • They want nothing but cheese cakes.
  • All but you passed the test.

Penggunaan ‘but’ sebagai preposition ini biasa diikuti dengan kata ganti objek atau kata ganti subjek.


  • Nobody but him/he will go to the graduation (him >> kata ganti objek, he >> kata ganti subjek).

Beberapa penggunaan contoh “but” sebagai preposition:

  1. nothing but …’ Arti: hanya …
    • Contoh:
      • I want nothing but cheese cake. (Saya hanya mau cheese cake, tidak mau yang lain).
  2. ‘anything but …’ Arti: apapun selain …
    • Contoh:
      • Don’t give me anything but cheese cake. (Jangan beri aku apapun selain cheese cake).
  3. ‘everything but …’  Arti: apa saja selain.
    • .Contoh:
      • I can eat everything but the cheese cake. (Saya bisa makan apa saja selain cheese cake). 

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at  on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.



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