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"