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Only, except and not including

only

adjective, adverb, conjunction

used for showing that a statement does not apply to anything or anyone else except the person, thing, action, place etc that you are mentioning

except

conjunction, preposition

used for introducing the only person, thing, or fact that is not included in your main statement

excluding

preposition

used for saying that you are not including someone or something in what you are saying

beyond

adverb, preposition

used in negative sentences to mean ‘except’

but

adverb, conjunction, preposition

used especially after words such as ‘nothing’, ‘everyone’, or ‘anything’ to mean ‘except’

save

preposition

except

excepting

preposition

used for saying that you are not including a person or thing in what you are saying

exclusive of something

not including something

with the exception of

used for saying that someone or something is not included in what you are saying

otherwise than

in any way except the way that you are mentioning

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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