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Except and except for

Complete the following sentences using except or except for. In some cases, either could be used.

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Except is used with or without for after generalizing words like all, every, no, everything, anybody, nowhere, whole etc. In other cases, we use except for. Before prepositions and conjunctions we use except, not except for.

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1. I have cleaned the whole house 覧覧覧覧 the toilet.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

2. He ate everything on his plate 覧覧覧覧- the salad.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

3. Nobody came 覧覧覧 James and Alice.

a) except for b) except c) either could be used here

4. He is nice 覧覧覧- when he is drunk.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

5. She is not interested in anything 覧覧覧- reading.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

6. 覧覧覧- John and Mary, nobody came.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

Answers

1. Except for 2. Except / except for 3. Except / except for 4. Except 5. Except 6. Except for

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