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But and without but makes totally different meaning.

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years,
excepting for the domains of administration and
teaching, the English language was never really
spoken on the island.

(A) excepting for
(B) except in
(C) but except in
(D) but excepting for
(E) with the exception of

can someone explain the usage of but.


As per Manhattan is a alter intent type question. Mauritius was british colony for 200 year, where English was not spoken though it was practiced in administration and teaching. Thus express the meaning of the sentence correctly but is required.
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These two independent clauses are incompatible. So, use "but" is more concise. The domains should be use with "in" to express the correct meaning. Use "for" is imprecise.

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conjunction is required. C sounds better.

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of


Understanding intent of meaning helps solve this question. They are trying to say that English was only spoken in two domains and nowhere else. So they want to CONTRAST this, therefore we need a "but".

That's why C is correct and E is wrong.

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of


"on the island" except "in the domain". The 2 phrases are paralel through "except". this pattern is logic and correct

is that right?
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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of



"except in" is parallel with " on the land". is that right?

we need two thing parallel when we use "excpet". for example,

except English, foreign languages are taught here

am I correct?
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just to clarify excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the sentence in bold is a dependent clause right?

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of



two independent sentence has to be connect by comma +fanboys.. Hence A , B , E out.

out of C & D - except in the domain looks good compared to excepting for the domain.

Answer :C

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of


C is the correct answer because it corrects both the mistakes in the original sentence:
1. Provides a necessary contrast for the situation inspite of Mauritius being a British colony, using "but"
2. "in" is used correctly for referring to the domains of administration, teaching

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2 independent clauses can be connected by ,FANBOYS. Only C and D have that structure. D is not idiomatic / awkward

C it is
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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of


We need to show a change - we need except & but
So C, 40 seconds :)
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(b) is a run-on sentence.
"X was Y, except in Z" would be a sentence by itself.
therefore, "X was Y, except in Z, A was B" is a run-on (you can't tag 2 complete sentences together with a comma).

(c) is awkward, but at least it's correct; it links 2 complete sentences with "and".
Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years,
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except in the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of


stuck between b & c

MGMAT Sc says , except for is a correct idiom.
so why not D? Can anyone help?
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The OA is C on this one (I don't know who said differently). B is a run-on sentence. If you start the clause with "except," it's independent, so you should've had a period or semicolon.

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Excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, couldn't be a participial phrase modifying the following independent clause?

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years is the independent clause
the English language was never really spoken on the island is the second dependent clause.


Now there are two decision points here to select the correct answer.
1) First, we need a FANBOYS conjunction to connect the first and second clauses
2) Second, as the Sentence tells us about a fact that is unusual and unexpected. Therefore it should must have - a Conjuctions that represents contrast)

Which conjunction is used to show contrast :- "BUT"

ONLY C and D are candidates among the given options

D is out because of the wrong words- the gerund "ing" excepting instead of the correct form except

C is the correct answer

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island. (GMAT practice test from mba.com)

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island.

A - excepting for
B - except in
C - but except in
D - but excepting for
E - with the exception of


Here, ''Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years'' is an independent clause. And 'the English language was never really spoken on the island'' is an independent clause, too. If there is no existence of the italic text, then the complete sentence will be considered as run-on-sentence. So, I've to put something in the italic text so that it (italic text) modify the last part of the sentence (the English....). If we want to write two complete sentence one by another, then we have to use semi-colon (;), if there is no use of full-stop. But, here there is no semi-colon at all. So, we have to take help for 'modifier' in the middle of the two sentences (in the italic text). And the modifier should be started with 'conjunction'. Now, I'll eliminate the answer option by this way.

A) there is no conjunction in the starting...
B) There is no conjunction in the starting...
C) yes, we can keep it for some moment...
D) yes, we can also keep it for some while...
E) There is no conjunction in the starting...
So, C and D win. But, There is no idioms like 'excepting for' in the real world. So, we can cross 'D' as well.
Finally, 'C' survives.
Expert, I've given this explanation just to be make sure that my understanding is right or wrong. Did i make any mistake expert?
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Any advice regarding quickly eliminating incorrect answer choices on this problem?

116. Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years,
excepting for the domains of administration and
teaching, the English language was never really
spoken on the island.

(A) excepting for
(B) except in
(C) but except in
(D) but excepting for
(E) with the exception of


Clause 1Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years,

Clause 2the English language was never really
spoken on the island
So, to connect two clause we need a conjunction and conjunction is present in the above sentence. Such kind of sentences are called run-on sentences.
option C and D has a conjunction but and option E has a preposition.
Hence A, B, and E are out.
Except in is a correct idiom where as excepting for is wrong hence C is correct
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Isn't but and except redundant though?


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Any advice regarding quickly eliminating incorrect answer choices on this problem?

116. Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years,
excepting for the domains of administration and
teaching, the English language was never really
spoken on the island.

(A) excepting for
(B) except in
(C) but except in
(D) but excepting for
(E) with the exception of


Clause 1Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years,

Clause 2the English language was never really
spoken on the island
So, to connect two clause we need a conjunction and conjunction is present in the above sentence. Such kind of sentences are called run-on sentences.
option C and D has a conjunction but and option E has a preposition.
Hence A, B, and E are out.
Except in is a correct idiom where as excepting for is wrong hence C is correct

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