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    Apart and without

    Hi! I am a native English speaker. However, the words apart from and without have always confused me. Can apart from and without be used interchangeably or does apart from convey something different than without?
    Last edited by MedicineMan; 12-Jun-2014 at 17:47. Reason: forgot to add a word

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    Re: Apart and without

    In which sentences do you think they are interchangeable?

    (And welcome to Using English. )
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Apart and without

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In which sentences do you think they are interchangeable?

    (And welcome to Using English. )
    Oops. I forgot to add the word from to the word apart. Oh well. Anyway, thank you.

    Here are the sentences I'm wondering about:

    "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law."

    "for we reckon that a man is justified by faith, without works of law."

    Would apart from and without mean the same thing here?

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    Re: Apart and without

    I'd say there are very few contexts in which they would be interchangeable.

    Your examples are too erudite for me to understand so I'll make my own.

    'I like all vegetables apart from courgettes.'

    'Hurry up or we'll have to go without you.'

    I can't think of any context in which they'd be anywhere close to interchangeable.

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    #5

    Re: Apart and without

    Ah. OK. Thank you, Rover_KE.

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    Re: Apart and without

    Your appreciation is welcome, MM, but there is no need to write a new post to say Thank you. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question. It saves everybody's time.

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