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except

From Wiktionary
except is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
example - except - excuse

Pronunciation[change]

Preposition[change]

Preposition
except

  1. You use except to introduce the only thing or person that a statement does not apply to, or a fact that prevents a statement from being completely true.
    Except mercury, most metals are solids.
    Well, isn't there anything you can do except play cards?

Verb[change]

Plain form
except

Third-person singular
excepts

Past tense
excepted

Past participle
excepted

Present participle
excepting

  1. (transitive) to exclude