Standard English Grammar Test 59

Test # 59


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I strongly recommend you make a checklist of points to consider ________ deciding which method of payment to accept.

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Myth About Animal

Penguins fall backward when they look up at airplanes

Penguins are perfectly capable of maintaining their footing, even if theyre watching airplanes But the realityLow flying aircraft can cause penguins to panic and leave their nests.

  • We can use exceptor except for after all, any, every, no, anything/body/ one/where, everything/body/one/where, nothing/body/one/where, and wholeó that is to say, words which suggest the idea of a total.
    In other cases we usually use except for, but not except.
    Compare:
      He ate everything on his plate except (for) the beans.
      He ate the whole meal except (for) the beans.
      He ate the meal except for the beans.
      (NOT . . . except the beans.)
      I've cleaned all the rooms except (for) the bathroom.
      I've cleaned the whole house except (for) the bathroom. I've cleaned the house except for the bathroom.
      (NOT . . . except the bathroom.)
      We're all here except (for) John and Mary.
      Except for John and Mary we're all here.
  • We use except, not except lor, before prepositions and conjunctions.
      It's the same everywhere except in Scotland.
      She's beautiful except when she smiles.
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