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A) She is quite well now, except a slight cold.

B) She is quite well now, except having a slight cold.

C) She is quite well now, except for a slight cold.

Among the 3 sentence given above B sounds the best in conveying the meaning but is it grammatically correct/incorrect to use sentence A ? What about sentence C ? It too sounds better than A in conveying the meaning but not as good as option B but again is it correct / incorrect ?

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All of your sentences are understandable.

The pattern you are struggling with is

except for

C sounds the best, and A and B would sounds better as

A: She is quite well now, except for a slight cold.
B: She is quite well now, except for having a slight cold.

and B would usually be inverted

Except for having a slight cold, she is quite well now.

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