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    1- He does nothing except eat.
    2- He does nothing except eats.

    Why not 2?! He does nothing but he eats something.
    Last edited by blacknomi; 18-Jun-2005 at 19:38.

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    Where have you been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    1- He does nothing except eat.
    2- He does nothing except eats.

    Why not 2?! He does nothing but he eats something.
    Dum dee dum dee...

    Time and tide wait for no man.

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    It's an infinitive.

    Sorry- busy eating.

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    Thank you! I'm about to explode.

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    According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (LDOCE):except / except for = not including the person or thing that you mention. At the beginning of a sentence, always use except for, not just except.
    Hope this helps!

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    Thank you, ephie.

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    Blacknomi does little except explode/explodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    1- He does nothing except eat.
    2- He does nothing except eats.

    Why not 2?! He does nothing but he eats something.
    Additionally,

    If there isn't a subject for 'eat' to agree with in person and number the verb takes its base form. If we add in a subject, we get a conjugated verb,

    My pet snail does nothing, but he eats, so please feed him.

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    I see. But is your pet snail carnivonous?

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