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    Filip is offline Junior Member
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    Save and except (for)

    Hello everyone,
    I don't know when I can drop 'for' after the words 'save' and 'except'.

    Is "All save John were at Judy's wedding"
    just as correct as "All save for John were at Judy's wedding"

    And how about if I change 'save' with 'except' in the above example?
    Also, does it matter if I use persons or things? By that I mean: do I
    have to place 'for' after 'save' or 'except' when I'm talking about impersonal things or do I have to do so only when talking about persons?
    like: "All these machines work fine, except (for) the dishwasher"

    please help me out on this one

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    Re: Save and except (for)

    You can always drop for, in my view.

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    Post Re: Save and except (for)

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    You can always drop for, in my view.
    Yes, but try to leave it in when the whole phrase is in the front position:
    All these machines work fine, except (for) the dishwasher.
    Except for the dishwasher, all these machines work fine.

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    Re: Save and except (for)

    Allright, I will. Thanks for the advice.

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