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    #1

    anything but

    Which are correct:

    1-He might be anything but he isn't an honest man.
    2-He might be anything else but he isn't an honest man.
    3-He might be anything but an honest man.


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    #2

    Re: anything but

    I can understand all three to mean "The person we are discussing is NOT honest."
    I do not see any obvious grammar mistakes.

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    #3

    Re: anything but

    A common way to say this is "He's anything but honest."

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    #4

    Re: anything but

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A common way to say this is "He's anything but honest."

    Although I'm not a teacher, I'd agree with Barb that this is a very common way to express the thought you're trying to convey. A parallel expression is "whatever else he may be, he isn't honest."

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