Which one sounds best: "other than" or "except"?

1) I can’t think anyone other than you to send my first script.

2) I can’t think anyone except you to send my first script.

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    Both would be ok if you included "of": "I can't think of anyone... Also check what you want to say: "to send the script" or "to send the script to"?
    – Stephie
    Jul 6, 2015 at 18:58
  • Thank you @Stephie for the answer. "I can’t think of anyone other than you to send my first script." Isn't fine?
    – Roy
    Jul 6, 2015 at 19:07
  • If you want the other person to put your script into the mailbox...
    – Stephie
    Jul 6, 2015 at 19:08
  • Ouch! If I want to submit to somebody, then?
    – Roy
    Jul 6, 2015 at 19:09
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    Then you send it to someone. Means in this case two "to"s, one for the infinitive, one for the direction. For phrasing, see my first comment.
    – Stephie
    Jul 6, 2015 at 19:13

1 Answer 1


Both the sentences sound OK if you want your interlocutor to send your script (say to the printers), but you need to add the preposition "of" after think. However, if you are the sender and your interlocutor is the recipient, then your sentences aren't correct. I think you can rephrase your sentence as follows:

I can't think of anyone other than/except you to send my script to.

I can't think of sending my first script to anyone other than/except you.

  • Stephie. Thanks for your comments. I have edited my answer accordingly.
    – Khan
    Jul 7, 2015 at 4:29

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