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except /ɪkˈsept/ conjunction, preposition


(vt.& vi.) مستثنی کردن ، مشمول نکردن ، اعتراض کردن
(prep.& conj.) جز ، بجز ، مگر ، باستثنای ، غیر از ، سوای
except
[preposition]
Synonyms:
- apart from, barring, besides, but, excepting, excluding, omitting, other than, saving, with the exception of
[verb]
Synonyms:
- exclude, leave out, omit, pass over
Antonyms: admit
Contrasted words: incorporate, receive, work in
Related Words: omit, pass over, exempt, reject
English Thesaurus: except, apart from/aside from, excluding/not including, with the exception of, but, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. except1 S2 W2 /ɪkˈsept/ conjunction, preposition

1. used to introduce the only person, thing, action, fact, or situation about which a statement is not true:
The office is open every day except Sundays.
You can have any of the cakes except this one.
except for
Everyone went except for Scott and Dan.
She felt fine except for being a little tired.
except (that)
Clarissa could think of nothing to say except that she was so sorry.
except in/by/to etc
Staff are not permitted to make personal phone calls except in an emergency.
except when/where/if
Benson kept the studio locked except when he was working there.
except do something
She had nothing to do except spend money.
except to do something
He wouldn’t talk about work, except to say that he was busy.

2. used to give the reason why something was not done or did not happen
except (that)
Liz would have run, except that she didn’t want to appear to be in a hurry.

3. spoken used to mention a fact that makes what you have just said seem less true
except (that)
I have earrings just like those, except they’re blue.
A date book would make a great gift, except that a lot of people already have one.


GRAMMAR
Do not say 'except of something' or 'except from something'.
Except is not used by itself to introduce a clause. Use unless or except when/where/if:
We won’t go unless you really want to (NOT except you really want to).
I cycle to work, except when it rains (NOT except it rains).

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. except2 verb [transitive]
formal to not include something
except something from something
High technology equipment would be excepted from any trade agreement.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

except
preposition
1.
BAD: Except smoke and traffic fumes, there are several other types of pollution.
GOOD: Besides smoke and traffic fumes, there are several other types of pollution.

Usage Note:
except = not including; but not: 'She eats everything except fish.'
besides = in addition to: 'Besides football, he also plays tennis and badminton.'

2.
BAD: The old lady never spoke to anyone except someone came to visit her.
GOOD: The old lady never spoke to anyone unless someone came to visit her.
GOOD: The old lady never spoke to anyone except when someone came to visit her.

Usage Note:
Except (a preposition) cannot be followed by a clause that has a finite verb ('came'). Use unless (a conjunction) or except when, except while, except if, except that : 'Americans are just like any other people in the world, except that they are more tolerant.' 'He tends to ignore me except when he needs something.'

3.
BAD: I had never really spoken to him except saying hello.
GOOD: I had never really spoken to him except to say hello.

Usage Note:
When you are talking about purpose, use except + to-v: 'I rarely go the market, except to buy vegetables.'

4.
BAD: They want nothing except seeing that the children are happy.
GOOD: They want nothing except to see that the children are happy.
BAD: My brother is good at everything except to wash the dishes.
GOOD: My brother is good at everything except washing the dishes.

Usage Note:
The choice of verb form after except is sometimes determined by a word that comes earlier in the sentence, e.g. want + to-v, good at + v-ing.

5.
BAD: In their free time they do nothing except going from one cafeteria to another.
GOOD: In their free time they do nothing except go from one cafeteria to another.
BAD: She was willing to do anything except to tell me her name.
GOOD: She was willing to do anything except tell me her name.

Usage Note:
do (anything/nothing/what you like etc) + except + bare infinitive: 'There was nothing I could do except sit and wait.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors


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