I am wondering if you use the following phrase? Or, is it archaic? and is there any difference between except for and except with?

except with


  • This question would be answerable, except for the fact that you gave no examples. So I cannot answer your question, except with examples. – Brian Hitchcock Jul 18 '15 at 10:44

"Except for" is an established phrase which means "with the exception of": http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/except%20for

"Except with" is not a correct English phrase as far as I was able to verify.

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"Except for" is more common, but "except with" is certainly used.enter image description here https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=except+with&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cexcept%20with%3B%2Cc0

"Except with" is used to specify the conditions of an exception to a rule or condition, as in

"Except with proper authorization, parking on protected property is not allowed without a permit."

"Youths of all races unable to respond to affection except with suspicion, unable to handle any problem except with rage, children disturbed by an endless list of family and social ills."

"Except for" also deals with exceptions, although it is generally used to identify the exception.

"Everyone had arrived except for the guest of honor."

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