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navi tasan

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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.
 

oregeezer

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

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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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