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    #1

    except or except for..

    I have the following two sets of statements. Are they different from each other in the meaning?

    I wouldn't have accepted anything except a job in Europe.
    I don't take any drugs whatsoever, except aspirin for colds.

    I wouldn't have accepted anything except for a job in Europe.
    I don't take any drugs whatsoever, except for aspirin for colds.

    Thank you.

    Jay

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    #2

    Re: except or except for..

    They mean the same. We can normally use both forms, though before a preposition or verb we don't normally use 'for'.

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