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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:45:51 AM
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except except for

Is there any difference between the above words?

Thanks.
Marek Guman
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:52:13 AM

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You can watch this video, it explains it very well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjMReSqdZVw

There are some example sentences in it:

"1. She eats seafood except for prawns.
2. He ate all his dinner except the peas.

We can use "except" without "for" if we use some word before the noun, like "all", "whole" or "most of". If there is no word before the noun (like seafood in sentence 1.), we have to use "except for", otherwise it doesn't sound 100% right."


Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:41:35 AM

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Thanks Marek.
I never knew that.
I never thought about it.

I know everything about English, except most things! Whistle Whistle

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:02:03 PM
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Thanks, Marek.
Marek Guman
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:59:41 PM

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You're welcome ;)
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