A2 not including; but not:
Everyone was there except for Sally.
- She won't eat anything except chicken nuggets and chips.
- The proposed change in the law would make abortion illegal except for strictly defined medical reasons.
- She rarely ventured outside, except when she went to stock up on groceries at the corner shop.
- The soldiers slept at night, except for one who stayed awake to keep watch.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
Apart from or except for?Apart from and except for are multi-word prepositions. Apart from can mean either ‘including’ or ‘excluding’: …