What kind of a word is still?
Still is an adverb and an adjective..
What is it called when a sentence doesn’t make sense?
A line that doesn’t make sense is not worthy of a sentence, but GIBBERISH.
Why do we say all but?
The “all but” idiom refers to the fact that the subject of the idiom is as close to being described by the adjective as it can be without being completely and accurately described by that adjective.
What does has all but ceased mean?
Example: For the phrase “All but finished” The intended meaning is “Almost finished” However, it can also be translated as “Not finished” (every case except finished) As we know, “Almost finished” and “Not finished” have nearly opposing definitions, therefore proving the construction “all but…”
What is the meaning of the word still?
adjective, still·er, still·est. remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary: to stand still. free from sound or noise, as a place or persons; silent: to keep still about a matter. subdued or low in sound; hushed: a still, small voice. free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm: the still air.
What does the phrase all but mean?
The adverbial phrase all but (no need to hyphenate it) means almost, nearly, or on the verge of. It signals that the following word is almost but not quite the case. For example, if I say, I all but ran to the door, it means I walked very fast to the door but did not run.
What is the most confusing sentence?
Take a guess at what this sentence means – “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” It really has a proper meaning. And it’s part of a whole group of one-word sentences.
What is the meaning of nearly?
1 : in a close manner or relationship nearly related. 2a : almost but not quite nearly identical nearly a year later. b : to the least extent not nearly as good as we expected. Synonyms More Example Sentences Learn More about nearly.
Is but still correct?
The phrase “but still” is not incorrect, just rather common, casual speech. One would rarely see the phrase in professional publishing unless it’s in dialog. As Srujan Akumarthi’s answer says, wherever you might use a phrase like “but still,” the phrase “and yet” would most likely be superior construction.