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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:59:12 PM
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Except you, I like everyone.
Except for you, I like everyone.

Are both sentences correct?

Thanks.
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:18:20 PM

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Only the second sentence is correct.
Helenej
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:22:15 PM

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They are both correct.
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:26:48 PM

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The first sentence would be correct if it were re-written as "I like everyone except you."
NKM
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:22:46 PM

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As palapaguy has pointed out, word order is important for this usage.

Things work much better when the "except" or "but" comes after what it refers to.

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