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    #1

    all but

    According to a dictionary, "all but" means "almost".

    Can I write a sentence as follows:

    "He did all but everything to help me with math."
    ="He did almost everything to help me with math."


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    #2

    Re: all but

    The second sentence is more natural and common.

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    #3

    Re: all but

    In the dictionaries, 'all but' is followed by a past participle or an adjective rather than a pronoun.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/all_2 Definition#4
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...-but?q=all+but

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