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  1. pino
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    Question How can I discribe this situation?

    I have a question about the following situation.

    "I got all questions right but missed one question on the exam."

    But I don't think sounds natural. Is it OK to say "I got all but one of the questions."

    I would appreciate it if you could correct this sentence.

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    Re: How can I discribe this situation?

    What do you think about "I get all questions except for one"

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    Re: How can I discribe this situation?

    Hi Dany

    Your sentence is quite good. But you say: "except of one".

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    Re: How can I discribe this situation?

    I thought that too, but after looking in "Leo" I changed my mind

    LEO Ergebnisse für "except"

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    Re: How can I discribe this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by pino View Post
    I have a question about the following situation.

    "I got all questions right but missed one question on the exam."

    But I don't think sounds natural. Is it OK to say "I got all but one of the questions."

    I would appreciate it if you could correct this sentence.
    One can't get all of the questions right if one missed one.

    "I got all but one of the questions right" is correct.
    "I got all of the questions right except one" is also correct.

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    Re: How can I discribe this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Marie View Post
    Hi Dany

    Your sentence is quite good. But you say: "except of one".
    That may be OK in BrE (I don't know), but it is not correct in AmE.

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    Thank you everyone!!

    I do appreciate all of your replies. Lynn

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    Re: Thank you everyone!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lynn View Post
    I do appreciate all of your replies. Lynn
    You're welcome.

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