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    #1

    besides or except

    Hello,everybbody,
    There is an example sentence in OALD7, "I've got no family, besides my parents." Could you please tell me whether the word "besides" is wrongly used? I would use except here. What do you think?

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    #2

    Re: besides or except

    Both words are fine.

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