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But vs Butt

But vs Butt. He loved to smoke cigarettes but hated disposing of the butts. Do not let your writing be the butt of a joke, use ErrNET copyediting software!

But is a conjunction meaning on the contrary; yet.

Butt is the end or extremity of anything, especially the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a bottom, base, support, or handle, as of a log, fishing rod, or pistol.

But and butt are pronounced the same but have different spellings and definitions. In writing, the common error that people make is misspelling “butt” as “but”. Don’t be a butt and make this mistake, just use ErrNET proofreading technology!

But sentence examples:

He tried and tried but never succeeded.

She is nice and intelligent but I would never date her.

I will pay for dinner but you have to pay next time because I’m on a strict budget.

She was very athletic but lacked the grace to succeed as a professional ballerina.

I love that store but it is too expensive for me to shop there.

They had good intentions but their plan failed miserably and ended up hurting a lot of people.

Butt sentence examples:

Don’t you just hate it when you’re the butt of a joke?

The home invader struck the defenseless housewife with the butt of his pistol; what a coward!

Please do not extinguish your cigarette butt in front of my store!

I like a big butt and I don’t know why!

Although the name “beef butt” sounds disgusting, it is a rather delightful cut of meat.

Are you going to sit on your butt all day or help me in the yard?

The U.S. women’s soccer team kicked butt in the 2015 World Cup.

The gunslinger was out of bullets, so in his desperate, futile attempt, he threw his pistol at his enemy hoping to hit him square in the head with its butt.

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