I was writing something here about a girl and I wanted to say something like "she's a normal person, except she's beautiful", like in French "sauf qu'elle est belle"... I'm not quite sure this is correct. Is this phrase grammaticaly correct, and does it make sense at least? If not, what's the correct way of saying this? Cheers!
You can say
She's a normal person, except she's beautiful
And it would be grammatically valid. However, it would be better in spoken form than written form because it feels like something is missing. So to improve the phrase just a little bit, I would say
She's a normal person, except that she's beautiful
Or as an alternative
She's a normal person, except for the fact that she's beautiful.