Standard English Grammar Test 63

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Amazing US Lakes for Summer Vacation

Lake Clark

Best for wilderness adventure: The only way to reach supersecluded Lake Clark is trekking overland through the Alaska bush getting dragged by a dogsled team or flying in by a floatplane. Flanked by snowcapped peaks thick boreal forest and whitewater rivers the 50milelong lake is quintessential Alaska.

  • We can use exceptor except for after all, any, every, no, anything/body/ one/where, everything/body/one/where, nothing/body/one/where, and whole— 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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