Except vs. Except For | English Grammar Worksheet

Complete the following sentences using except or except for. In some cases, either could be used.

Except is used with or without for after generalizing words like all, every, no, everything, anybody, nowhere, whole etc. In other cases, we use except for. Before prepositions and conjunctions we use except, not except for.

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1. I have cleaned the whole house ———————— the toilet.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

2. He ate everything on his plate ————————- the salad.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

3. Nobody came ——————– James and Alice.

a) except for b) except c) either could be used here

4. He is nice ——————- when he is drunk.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

5. She is not interested in anything ———————- reading.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

6. ———————- John and Mary, nobody came.

a) except b) except for c) either could be used here

Answers

1. Except for 2. Except / except for 3. Except / except for 4. Except 5. Except 6. Except for

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