Carmilla F.

asked • 05/12/20

What is the part of the speech of “But” in this sentence? 

But the reasonableness of this command to obey parents is clear and easily understood by children, even when quite young. 

(The word “But” is a start of the sentence according to the sentence above, so that is why I capitalized it. “Reasonableness” is a noun, so should it be preposition or conjunction? Because “but” could be preposition or conjunction...) For me, I think it is a preposition...

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Daniel N. answered • 05/23/20

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Over 20 years experience teaching college-level English and Writing

Aaron W. answered • 05/12/20

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Honors English Major with a Concentration in Literature

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