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    The usage of "except + verb"

    I found a dictionary said the form of "expect + verb" is "A verb form after except usually depends on what came before" so are these sentences correct?
    1) He can't do anything except make things more complicated.
    2) He learns everything that he can learn except learn how to sing.
    3) He didn't do anything in the class except made noise.
    4) I'm not interested in anything except playing tennis.
    5) She hasn't done anything good for life except given money to charity.
    6) I won't do anything from now except take a nap.
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    Re: The usage of "except + verb"

    Quote Originally Posted by viettungvuong View Post
    ... so are these answers correct?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Why did you call them "answers"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The usage of "except + verb"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Why did you call them "answers"?
    So it should be sentences?

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    #4

    Re: The usage of "except + verb"

    What are they answers to?

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    Re: The usage of "except + verb"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What are they answers to?
    They're just examples, it's not answers, it's statements

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    Re: The usage of "except + verb"

    Quote Originally Posted by viettungvuong View Post
    They're just examples​. it's They're not answers, it's they're statements.
    Note my corrections above.

    I note that you have now changed the word "answers" to "sentences" in post #1. Please don't edit posts after people have posted responses referring to post #1 - it makes most of the rest of this thread nonsensical.

    Sentences 1, 4 and 6 are OK. Can you work out what is wrong with 2, 3 and 5?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: The usage of "except + verb"

    "I found a dictionary said the form of "expect + verb" is "A verb form after except ..."

    Also, be aware that 'expect' and 'except' are different verbs, though I assume that was a typo.

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