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The Oxford dict gives this example of except.

"except" is the word I was considering. I searched it on Oxford dict, and got the sentence above.

Is the sentence an example of the word "except"


for the word "except"


about the word "except"?


Example is usually paired with of. See this ngram.

Usually, it's an example of [a noun].

  • Your dog is an example of good training.
  • That poem is a good example of a haiku.
  • My cookbook has several examples of French cooking.

More rarely, we can have "example for" in sentences like:

  • You need to set a good example for your younger siblings.
  • This merger sets an example for other companies to follow.

"Example about" is uncommon.

  • Thanks for your answer. "an example of [a noun]" is a good formula to help me to understand the usage though, except is [a preposition]. Does the formula apply too? – fu DL Sep 18 at 2:15
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    I should have said noun or noun-phrase. "Except" here isn't functioning as a preposition. It's functioning as shorthand for "the word 'except' " so the general rule does apply in this case. – Katy Sep 18 at 2:29

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