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aysaa

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Hi,

I can dance or play a guitar but/except (to) study

I had no choice but (to) accept the challenge.

What can we do but (to) sit and wait?

I just would like to ask if I must put 'to' after 'but or except' in these sentences I have written. Are they necessary?

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Hi,

I can dance or play a guitar but/except (to) study This entire sentence makes no sense.

I had no choice but (to) accept the challenge. :tick: (with "to")

What can we do but (to) sit and wait? :tick: (with or without "to")

I just would like to ask if I must put 'to' after 'but or except' in these sentences I have written. Are they necessary?

Thanks.

See above. You will need to reword the first one completely. I don't know what you're trying to say.
 

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Sorry for the first sentence I have constituted. What I try to intend is:

I just want to dance or sleep but/except (to) study.

Is that OK?

Thanks again.
 

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Sorry for the first sentence I have constituted. What I try to intend is:

I just want to dance or sleep but/except (to) study.

Is that OK?

Thanks again.

No. Try again.
 

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You want to dance and sleep. You don't want to study. Is that what you're trying to say?
 
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Yes, but, I can't understand why this sentence 'I just want to dance and sleep but/except (to) study' doesn't make sense. :-:)-(
 
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Yes, but, I can't understand why this sentence 'I just want to dance and sleep but/except (to) study' doesn't make sense.
You could say, "I don't want to dance and sleep, but (I want) to study.
 

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Or "I want to dance and sleep but not to study".
 
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