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    Smile except or except for

    Hello!
    I am Linh . I am 16 years old . I live in Thanh Hoa . In class , I often do exercises about " except or except for" but I can't distingish between them. Can you help me ?

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    Default Re: except or except for

    If there's another preposition, don't use 'for':
    It rained everywhere except in Scotland.
    Before a verb, don't use 'for':
    He does nothing except complain.
    We generally don't use 'for' before a conjunction:
    It's a nice place except when it snows.
    Last edited by Tdol; 15-May-2005 at 08:26. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: except or except for

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    We generally don't use 'for' before a conunction:
    Conundrum?

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    Default Re: except or except for

    I missed the 'j'. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I missed the 'j'. Thanks.
    Still not used to them Japanese keyboards, huh?

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    Default Re: except or except for

    Wouldn't they have other letter that were dodgy?

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