La parola EXCEPT o EXCEPT FOR è sinonimo di APART FROM ed è l’opposto di IN ADDITION TO e AS WELL AS. Può introdurre una proposizione avverbiale o una frase che modifica un sostantivo. Ecco degli esempi:

  • Except for a few extremely rich people, no one could afford to live on the island.
  • The dining room was empty except for a table and some chairs.
  • Everyone in the family is tall and dark, except (for) my mother.
  • None of the European countries, except (for) Belgium, has agreed to the proposal.

 EXPRESS THAT introduce anch’esso una proposizione avverbiale ed esprime la stessa idea di EXCEPT FOR.

  • We had a great time, except that the weather was freezing.