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    • Join Date: Feb 2006
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    All but


    Is the following use of "all but" common?

    -The man's hair all but touched his shoulders.
    -Fortunately, Grandfather did not have a heart attack. He all but did.
    -"Did the floodwaters reach your house?" "All but."

    • Join Date: Feb 2006
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    Re: All but

    In my mind the first is correct. The second is OK and the third is odd.


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