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    All but disbanded

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    We don't use "the" before World War I.
    Thanks, Mike. Sorry for off topic, but could you help me with this sentence? "The fleet was all but disbanded"?
    What's the meaning of was all but disbanded in that sentence?

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    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...l_3#all_3__116
    'All but' means 'almost'.

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    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    For me, it means that the fleet was not completely disbanded, but many of the ships were moved to different sites.

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    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    This was completely off-topic in the thread you posted it in, so I have started a new thread for it. Please start new threads for new questions in future.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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