Standard English Grammar Test 70
Test # 70
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Ways to Make This the Best Christmas Season
Feed the birds
Get a bird feeder as a family gift before Christmas and set it up near a window. It is such a simple and beautiful pleasure to watch the variety of birds looking for a good meal.
Advanced English Grammar Test
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.
He ate everything on his plate except (for) the beans. We use except, not except lor, before prepositions and conjunctions.
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.
It's the same everywhere except in Scotland.
She's beautiful except when she smiles.