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    "But" means "Except"?

    Hi Everybody,

    Recently I watched the American TV drama called "Breaking Bad", I got following conversation, I was wondering if "But" means "Except"....
    Is it No one but you = No one except you? Please advise.


    Actor A: Did your family know you got cancer?

    Actor B: No one but you.


    W

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    Re: "But" means "Except"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi Everybody,

    Recently I watched the American TV drama called "Breaking Bad", I got following conversation, I was wondering if "But" means "Except"....
    Is it No one but you = No one except you? Please advise.


    Actor A: Did your family know you got cancer?

    Actor B: No one but you.


    W
    Hi, there

    you are right! In this case BUT means exept for (the doctor).

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