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    Default Which is not true?

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    1 used to introduce the only person, thing, action, fact, or situation about which a statement is not true:
    except for
    She felt fine except for being a little tired.

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    It seems she didn't feel a little tired, doesn't it?

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    Default Re: Which is not true?

    Quote Originally Posted by betterin View Post
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    "
    except
    1 used to introduce the only person, thing, action, fact, or situation about which a statement is not true:
    except for
    She felt fine except for being a little tired.
    "
    It seems she didn't feel a little tired, doesn't it?
    No. She did feel tired. That (tiredness) is the only thing that's not true about the statement 'She felt fine.'

    She felt fine except for being a little tired. = She felt fine in all respects except one, and that one is this: she was a little tired.

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    Thanks a lot!

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