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    Default besides, in addition to..

    Hey,
    could you help me please?
    1) I'd like to know, if is there any difference between besides/in addition to in meaning or using.
    2) And the same I'd like to know with these words: save/except/but.
    Thank you for answer.

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    Default Re: besides, in addition to..

    Welcome to the forums, Panem.

    With questions like yours, it's often best if you write a few sentences in which you're not sure which word/phrase to use.

    Regarding the second question, though, I'd say they're all every similar.

    Everyone failed the exam except Mary.
    Everyone failed the exam but Mary. -- This might read more naturally as "Everyone but Mary failed the exam.
    Everyone failed the exam save Mary. -- This usage isn't very common where I am, but it doesn't seem strange to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: besides, in addition to..

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Everyone failed the exam save Mary. -- This usage isn't very common where I am, but it doesn't seem strange to me.
    It sounds very old-fashioned to me, a speaker of BrE.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Apr-2012 at 19:11. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: besides, in addition to..

    Thank you very much for your answers.
    In the first question...Can I say for example: "There were 2 other boys besides me" and "In addition to me there were 2 other boys"? Is it both possible, similar and correct? Or is there anything wrong?

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    Default Re: besides, in addition to..

    As long as you are a boy, you can say "There were two other boys besides me" or "In additional to me there were two other boys." Obviously, if you are a girl, you can't say these, but you could if you left out "other."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    That's what I wanted to know, thank you very much

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