Except and except for

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Except means not including.

Except and except for

After words like all, every, no, everything, anybody, nowhere, whole etc., except and except for can both be used with the same meaning.

In other cases we usually use except for.

We use except, not except for, before prepositions and conjunctions.

Note that we use object pronouns after except (for).

Except + verb

A verb form after except usually depends on what came before. Infinitives are normally used without to.

Test your understanding of these grammar rules with this except or except for grammar exercise

See Also

Each and every
East, eastern, south, southern etc New!
Either and neither
Elder and eldest
End and finish
Enough to
Especially and specially
Except and except for
Exchange for and exchange with
Ex and former

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