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What does this sentence mean:

For girls who love everything under the sun, but cricket.

I'm a bit confused with the "but" usage here.


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In this sentence, but it is a preposition meaning “except”, “apart from”, “other than”.

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    +1 : A short but complete answer.
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    Commented May 14, 2011 at 10:39

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