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    #1

    except of?

    I know there have been countless threads on the usage of except; except vs. except for and so on.

    I wouldn't have asked this question if my teacher hadn't been saying this.

    Is except of really used by natives?

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    Last edited by tom3m; 20-Oct-2013 at 14:02. Reason: question

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    #2

    Re: except of?

    I doubt it.

    Stick to 'except for' and 'with the exception of'.

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    #3

    Re: except of?

    In what situation does your teacher use "except of"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: except of?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In what situation does your teacher use "except of"?
    No sentence she used doesn't come to my mind right now, but it is a situation when I would use 'except' or 'except for' - to exclude. I submitted this thread only because I didn't know whether both 'for' and 'of' are acceptable with 'except'.

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    Re: except of?

    When you said in your first post "I wouldn't have asked this qusetion if my teacher hadn't been saying this", I thought you meant "My teacher has been saying 'except of'".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: except of?

    Yes, she has been saying it. Unfortunately, I can't think of any example. And to my second post, both reasons (my teacher and being unsure about the preposition) sort of pushed me to pose the question. The first of them was my teacher and the second (I wasn't sure if what she was saying was correct or used) is related the first.

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    #7

    Re: except of?

    I use except for- I never say except of. You can use with the exception of.

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    Re: except of?

    Next time you hear your teacher say "except of", challenge her on it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: except of?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    Yes, she has been saying it. Unfortunately, I can't think of any example. And to my second post, both reasons (my teacher and being unsure about the preposition) sort of pushed me to pose the question. The first of them was my teacher and the second (I wasn't sure if what she was saying was correct or used) is related the first.
    The word "of" can follow "except" in phrases using "except, of course,". There is nothing good for you at McDonald's except, of course, the salads.
    Other than that, I wouldn't expect to hear "except of".

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    Re: except of?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Other than that, I wouldn't expect to hear "except of".
    Here's one more context:
    You do not use any prepostion except 'of' after 'knowledge'.

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