apart from

apart from also aside from American English
1 except for:
We didn't see anyone all day, apart from a couple of kids on the beach.
Apart from the ending, it's a really good film.
see usage note except1
2 as well as:
Apart from his earnings as a football coach, he also owns and runs a chain of sports shops.
Quite apart from the cost, we need to think about how much time the job will take.

except, besides, apart from, unless
except means 'not including' or 'but not' They invited everyone except Julie.besides means 'in addition to' Besides Italy (NOT except Italy), I would like to visit France and Spain.apart from can be used with either meaning I ate everything apart from (OR except) the soup. What do you like doing apart from (OR besides) swimming?except is not used to introduce another clause. Use unless or except if, except when, except while, except that We won't go unless you really want to (NOT except you really want to). I cycle to work, except when it rains (NOT except it rains). In spoken English, people sometimes leave out 'that' The play went well, except (that) a few people forgot their lines.See also except

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