Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    paysage57 is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • France
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    34
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default except / except for / with the exception of

    Dear teachers,

    1. "I will do whatever you want except washing the car"

    2. "I will do whatever you want except for washing the car"

    3. "I will do whatever you want with the exception of washing the car"

    4. "Everybody was pleased except Julie"

    5. "Everybody was pleased except for Julie"

    6. "Everybody was pleased with the exception of Julie"


    Are these sentences all correct? Sentences 3 and 6 above sound so strange to my (even non-native) ears...

    Thank you

    Guillaume

  2. #2
    billmcd is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    3,505
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: except / except for / with the exception of

    Quote Originally Posted by paysage57 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    1. "I will do whatever you want except washing the car"

    2. "I will do whatever you want except for washing the car"

    3. "I will do whatever you want with the exception of washing the car"

    4. "Everybody was pleased except Julie"

    5. "Everybody was pleased except for Julie"

    6. "Everybody was pleased with the exception of Julie"


    Are these sentences all correct? Sentences 3 and 6 above sound so strange to my (even non-native) ears...

    Thank you

    Guillaume
    All OK except for #1.
    All OK with the exception of #1.
    All OK except #1.

Similar Threads

  1. [Idiom] an exception
    By Ashiuhto in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Apr-2011, 10:05
  2. [General] take exception
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Sep-2010, 00:45
  3. An exception
    By MAYSAM F in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-May-2010, 16:47
  4. Exception to the rule
    By Deepurple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Nov-2009, 05:46
  5. take exception to
    By nonEnglish in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Aug-2005, 01:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk