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    LiuJing is offline Member
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    Except for that...

    Host A(a native speaker): Please send in your comments on our show and you will be in for some great prizes.

    Host B(a Chinese national, renowned English teacher): Yes, that is free English lessons at the Elite Learning Center of xxx College. Except for that, you can get free movie tickets at xxx Grand Theater.

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    I just heard this conversation on TV. Did Host B use 'except for that' correctly? I think it should be in addition to that, or besides that. By the way, how about 'apart from that'?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Except for that...

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    Host A(a native speaker): Please send in your comments on our show and you will be in for some great prizes.

    Host B(a Chinese national, renowned English teacher): Yes, that is free English lessons at the Elite Learning Center of xxx College. Except for that, you can get free movie tickets at xxx Grand Theater.

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    I just heard this conversation on TV. Did Host B use 'except for that' correctly? I think it should be in addition to that, or besides that. By the way, how about 'apart from that'?

    Thank you.
    Yes, you are right. Host B used the term incorrectly.
    He could also have said, "Additionally ..., Moreover ..." or the ever-popular "But wait. There's more! ..."

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