除了……以外

除了……以外:This structure has two implications.

① When used in “除了A(以外)……还/也B”, it indicates the coexistence of both A and B, as is found in the example as below:
Besides English, I can also speak Chinese.
除了英文以外,我也会说中文。
Chúle yīngwén yǐwài, wǒ yě huì shuō zhōngwén.

Besides meat, I also like eating fish.
除了肉以外,我也喜欢吃鱼。
Chúle ròu yǐwài, wǒ yě xǐhuān chī yú.

② When used in “除了A(以外),B都…..”, it indicates the exclusion of A, as is found in the example as below:
Everyone is watching TV except me.
除了我,大家都在看电视。
Chúle wǒ, dàjiā dōu zài kàn diànshì.

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