Student or Learner
I am a native speaker but now I attend a normal school in Taiwan.
We have lessons created in dialogues, and we are required to memorize the sentences in the lesson dialogue.
Today we had a test and I forgot the correct sentence that came with the dialogue, so I randomly translated it from Mandarin to English.
Everything is fine except for your finger.
The sentence in the dialogue:
Everything is fine except your finger.
I asked the teacher if it was fine adding "for", but he said he didn't think it was appropriate.
I was confused because I remember seeing many of "except for"s used in books.
Please help ><
'Except for' is natural before noun phrases.
Thank you both for the help :)