Adversative Conjunctions :
1. Against what might be expected
2. Inspite of this
1. The situation looks very desperate indeed. But I haven't given up hope yet.
2. I am slow, but I am sure.
3. I am poor, but proud.
4. It is cheap, but it is good.
5. I have not one but three wives.
6. I would like to go, but I'm too busy.
Still : adverb
2. Upto now
3. At this moment
4. Upto then and at that moment
1. It is raining. Still we must go out.
2. I am annoyed. Still I am calm and quiet.
Only : (conjunction)
1. expect that
1. She wants to go. Only that she hasn't got enough money.
2. She would come. Only that she is engaged.
3. I am all right. Only I am tired.
These conjunctions, but, still and only are called Adversative Conjunctions. They express opposition or contrast between two statements.
Adversative – Adverse - (adjective) – Unfavourable
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