Synthesis of sentence

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Tan Elaine

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Only Paul paid attention to the instructor. No one else paid attention to the instructor.
a) Nobody except Paul paid attention to the instructor.
b) Everybody except Paul did not pay attention to the instructor.

Is sentence (a) or (b) correct when the sentences in bold are synthesised? Thanks.
 

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B is grammatical and logically correct but horribly awkward and unnatural.
 
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