"It was quiet all around, save for the snoring that rose from the lodgings of the servants." Is it a phrasal verb?

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    "save for": except ,other than.
    – zerohedge
    Apr 21, 2015 at 18:54
  • Not a phrasal verb.
    – TimR
    Apr 21, 2015 at 18:59
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    save: except. save for: The room was completely dark, save for one candle burning in the corner. Apr 21, 2015 at 19:08
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    Y'all should enter your answers as answers instead of comments. Then the question would no longer be listed as unanswered, plus you could get credit.
    – elc
    Apr 21, 2015 at 20:29

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'Save' is like 'except' there, so 'save for' is like 'except for'. It is being used as a preposition.

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