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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default as usage

    Is this sentence correct:
    1-He never met intellectuals except as political refugees.

    It sounds odd to me. I'd say:
    He never met intellectuals unless they were political refugees.

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    Default Re: as usage

    It means the only intellectuals he met were political refugees- he probably didn't like meeting intellectuals much, but would meet refugees.

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