Do you know the difference between except and except for? These two phrases can be confusing, so for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use except and except for.
Here are the example sentences:
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Except or except for
- Everybody came to the party, except / except for Serena.
- He ate everything on the plate, except / except for the peas.
- I have no free time in my schedule, except / except for two hours on Friday afternoon.
Using except for
- My vacation in Paris was great, except for the rain.
- I finished cleaning the whole house, except for the bathroom.
- We drank all the liquor at the party, except for one bottle of champagne.
- I never go to the mall, except to shop for Christmas presents.
- Steve rarely goes to Manhattan, except to see his doctor.
- Happy does nothing all day except sleep and eat.
- These days I don’t do anything except work in the office.
- There are no good Thai restaurants except in Manhattan.
- You can’t buy those spices anywhere except at an Indian grocery store.
- Bob is a good employee, except that he comes to work late a lot.
- New York is a great place to live, except that it is cold in the winter.
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