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  1. zaed_salah's Avatar
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    #1

    Has been anything but.... and...

    Hi to everybody.


    I read this sentece;
    Learning English has been anything but easy and predictable.
    what does this sentence mean?
    Is't mean learning English is not easy nor predictable?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: Has been anything but.... and...

    'anything but' means, not at all, by no means, and it's used to emphasize that something is the opposite of what you might expect.

    EX: Learning English has not been easy or predictable.

  3. zaed_salah's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: Has been anything but.... and...

    Thank you very much.

  4. #4

    Talking Re: Has been anything but.... and...

    it means up to now since the present perfect is used so English can be anything except being easy and predictable

  5. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #5

    Re: Has been anything but.... and...

    You're welcome.

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