1 used for introducing the only person, thing, or fact that is not included in your main statement
All the team were there except Eddie Stratton, who was ill.
The shop is open every day 9.00 to 5.00, except on Sundays.
Not a sound was heard except the wind howling.
except for: She was dressed all in black except for a white lace collar.
except (that): Airline officials had nothing to tell us except that the flight had been delayed.
except when/where/what: I hardly ever get a chance to study, except when the children have gone to bed.
except do something: He’s done nothing all day except sit around and watch television.
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