Should I use other in the following sentence with except for and apart from

  • Except for/apart from myself, There are four (other) people in my family.

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Your options are the following:

You can say, after referring to yourself in conversation that there are four other people in my family. (Equally, you might have referred to yourself and your brother or sister, meaning that there were more than five in total.)


Apart from me, there are four people in my family.

To include other here is unnecessary although, again, some might do so for emphasis.

Apart from me is preferable to apart from myself although it's permissible to say apart from me myself for the sake of emphasis.

Apart from is more idiomatic than except for in this context although both are correct.


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