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    #1

    except vs but

    Hi

    Please correct this sentence if it has errors.

    During three days journey we could see nothing but the sprirals of desert dust.

    And can I put except into the underlined part instead of but?
    What is the difference between them?

    Thanks in advance.


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    #2

    Re: except vs but

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi

    Please correct this sentence if it has errors.

    During three days journey we could see nothing but the sprirals of desert dust.

    And can I put except into the underlined part instead of but?
    What is the difference between them?

    Thanks in advance.
    It means the same as except here; but it would sound a bit awkward to say we could see nothing except the sprirals of desert dust.

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    #3

    Re: except vs but

    I would say 'three days of journey' or '(our)(a) three-day journey'.
    I agree with naomimalan's comments.


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    #4

    Re: except vs but

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    I would say 'three days of journey' or '(our)(a) three-day journey'.
    I agree with naomimalan's comments.
    Thank you , naomimalan and 2006 !


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    #5

    Re: except vs but

    Pleasure!

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