apart from/except for

'not including', 'everything in this group, but not this one' I play football every day apart from play football every day except for Monday. All the students passed, apart from the students passed except for Dave. I have travelled to all the countries in western Europe apart from have travelled…
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that said

but, however, on the other hand(Used to introduce a negative after a positive, or a positive after a negative) “He really has studied well this term. That said, I think his behaviour could be better.” “They have been playing well. That said, I don’t think they will win.”
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unless

x will be true if y doesn’t happen; x won’t be true if y does happen I’m going to break your legs unless you pay me. Nobody can come in unless their name is on the guest list. I’ll do it, unless anyone here has a problem with that.
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instead of

won't do x, because change to y(rejecting one idea in favour of another) When she heard he was a vegetarian, she decided to cook pasta instead of chicken. Instead of eating in, why don’t we go out for dinner? I wanted to stay in bed instead of going to work,…
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let alone/much less/never mind

Can’t do a small thing, so certainly can’t do the bigger thing I can’t remember my first kiss, let alone if it was any good. We don’t have enough money for a hamburger, let alone steak. He can hardly speak English, never mind Chinese. I didn’t notice you had gone,…
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without a doubt

certainly, 100%, no question That was, without a doubt, the funniest movie I have ever seen. Without a doubt she is the stupidest person I have ever met! They deserved to beat us, without a doubt. We played very poorly.
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IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 2

Children are generally more successful in foreign language studies than adults. Thus, it is better to learn languages in you agree or disagree? Plan +-Native language proves children learn quicklyAdults can still learn, if focusedAdults translate, don't naturally learnChildren are in education, not work Essay Most people who are fluently…
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IELTS Writing – Task 2, Example 1

Some people believe that violence on television and in computer games has a damaging effect on society. Others believe it has no effect on people's is your opinion? Plan +-people are desensitized to horrorssociety has always been violentschool shootings, and assassinationsviolent shows is not directly proportional to violent societybelief in…
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Undergraduate Paper (Year 1; Report and Proposal)

Report for Edinburgh City Council on the Benefits of Green Infrastructure, Including Proposed Implementation within Edinburgh City Centre Introduction This report, produced for Edinburgh City Council, concerns the matter of green infrastructure (GI) and how it relates to urban sustainability. Its twin objectives are to highlight how GI can make…
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