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Someone provided me a business document and asked me to check it and I have found an error.

If i want to point out the error, how would a native speaker express "there is no problem except this one I found"?

  • It's OK to say There is no problem except it or this one. – Khan Jan 26 '15 at 7:03
  • I am not a native speaker but i would say "there is no problem but ..." in this context "but" means "other than"/"except" – AverageGatsby Jan 26 '15 at 8:00
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I would say

"Everything looks good except for a typo in the first sentence of the third paragraph."

That is a little informal, and if you wanted to be more formal you could say

"The document is correct except for the typo on line 63."

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You could say "There is no error except in this para" or "There is a little error here" or "You should have a little change here".

  • Expect is not correct and I wouldn't abbreviate paragraph as para. – ColleenV parted ways Jan 26 '15 at 14:21
  • Sorry, a small typing error ! and yes, if you are using english(uk) dialect, you won't do that! But, i don't think that's a problem in us english dialect. – MihirUj Jan 26 '15 at 14:25
  • I am American. Abbreviating paragraph is not incorrect, but I wouldn't do it unless I was working with documents that had a lot of references to paragraphs and subsections, like specifications or legal documents. For general purpose correspondence I would write it out. – ColleenV parted ways Jan 26 '15 at 14:30
  • Yes, you are correct. I won't either. But, here he has a business document. – MihirUj Jan 26 '15 at 14:31

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