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    Please explain the use of the word ëxcept

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    Re: except

    Quote Originally Posted by nmeyer View Post
    Please explain the use of the word ëxcept
    Except can be used as a preposition to mean something excluded. For example, we say:

    You can take all my books except this one.

    This means this one is not allowed to take, but all the others are.

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    Re: except

    The same meaning but used slightly differently.

    Except under exceptional circumstances, I would expect you to accept the rules of this college at all times.

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    Re: except

    Oh, just a tongue-twister.


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