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I have a couple questions regarding idioms: 1) "Except

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I have a couple questions regarding idioms: 1) "Except [#permalink]

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I have a couple questions regarding idioms:
1) "Except for" and "with the exception of".....are these both correct idiom?
2) "Instead of" vs "rather than"......how can we tell which one to use?

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22 Nov 2009, 03:16
with the exception of is verbose for except , except for
Idiom : except for, if it were not for

Instead of can be only used to compare nouns e,g; I wanted apples instead of oranges.

But rather than does not have such restrictions.

Hope this helps

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Re: Idiom Questions   [#permalink] 22 Nov 2009, 03:16
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