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"Tranne le mele, quale frutta mangi?"

December 24, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hkysonjr

"Besides apples, what fruit do you eat?" is also a valid translation for this sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamiel

And how about "Apart from apples" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabor.kurdi

Except and besides have opposite meanings, how can be both correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

Just wanting to be helpful, I respectfully disagree. They are synonyms. For example, 'I like all vegetables except beets' and 'I like all vegetables besides beets' mean exactly the same thing and seem to me to be used equally often. I hope I have not offended. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Karen- interesting. In your example, the "except" does sound natural- at the END of the sentence. Not at the beginning, though- unless you say "except FOR beets, I like all vegetables".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

They should not be. I reported it. "Except" is incorrect here. "Beside/s, Apart from/Other than" are the only correct translations I can think of off the top of my head.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TiagoMoita_PT

Or, as you pointed out, "Except FOR...", right? That's what I wrote and Duo deemed it correct...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

I agree that 'besides' and 'apart from' would both be correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/banay

thats the 2nd part of the sentenc: "io mangio frutta ecceto mela" earlier seen here =P

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