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    Question anything but my thesis

    Hello.

    I have a question about this sentence:

    So after entire month of basically “nah, I’ve got time, lets go out and do literally anything but my thesis”.

    "anything but my thesis" that's mean I do everything expect my thesis or should I put "no" before thesis?

    Thank you so much for explanation.

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    Re: Sentence

    Where did you find this ? It seems incomplete, and has some grammatical errors. It isn't really a sentence, since it doesn't have a subject and verb. It's just a collection of clauses and phrases.

    I would expect something more explaining what happened after the month of procrastination.

    Such as "After a month of doing other other things, he finally decided to work on his thesis." The boldfaced part, showing the contrast between before and after, is missing in your example. Note the boldfaced section contains the actual subject and verb.
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    Re: anything but my thesis

    asphyxia, I thought you knew that a better title would have been anything but my thesis.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    I have changed your title lest new members should think that 'sentence' was acceptable.

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    Re: anything but my thesis

    Quote Originally Posted by asphyxia View Post
    Hello.

    I have a question about this sentence:

    So after an entire month of basically “Nah, I’ve got time, let's go out and do literally anything but my thesis”, ​does "anything but my thesis" that's mean "I want to do everything expect except my thesis" or should I put "no" before "thesis"?

    Thank you so much for ​the/your explanation.
    Let's do anything but my thesis = The only thing I don't want to do is my thesis. I'm happy to do anything else.

    I'm not sure how you could insert "no" before "thesis" but wherever you were thinking of it, it's not necessary.

    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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