In a sentence listing a number of exceptions, do we still use 'with the exception of'?
Lake Champlain furnishes the only commercial fishing grounds in Vermont, with the exceptions of small catches of white fish in Lake Bomoseen, Lake St Catherine in Rutland county and Lake Memphremagog (from link).
With the exceptions of Queen Victoria, Edith Cavell and Boudicea, are there any public statues of women in London? (article from The Guardian)
I did find a discussion on this topic. One commentor has has said 'Here are two examples from MWDEU, which says 'with the exception of' is commonly used as a synonym for 'except (for)':
with the exception of British Guiana and the Virgin Islands.
... with the exception of cases of deliberate, premeditated theft
I was unable to view the exact page on MWDEU to do further research on this. But a quick Google search showed me that the other usage is not uncommon.
I have never seen the usage of 'with the exceptions of' before this. Are both these usages applicable? Thanks in advance.