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    #1

    Who else but or except....

    Hi,

    "Who else but you would do such a thing"?
    Can we use "except" instead of 'but' here like
    "Who else except you would do such a thing?"
    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: Who else but or except....

    You could, but it sounds better to me with 'but'.

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    #3

    Re: Who else but or except....

    Hi,

    Can 'except' and 'but' be used this way like the sentences below.

    1. Who else would do such a thing but you?
    2. Who else would do such a thing except you?
    Are these correct?

    Thank you very much

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    #4

    Re: Who else but or except....

    Yes

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