Daily Chinese Grammar, 除了。。。
Today I studied Expressing "except" and "in addition" with "chule… yiwai" - Chinese Grammar Wiki, which is a surprisingly hard (at least for me) grammar point.
The Chinese Grammar Wiki article is as excellent as always, but here is my personal brain dump:
- Use 除了 ... ( 以外 ), 都 ... to express Expect for thing mentioned in A, everything in B is something else. For instance 除了咖啡， 我都喜欢喝。(except for coffee, I like to drink everything)
- Use 除了 ..., 也 / 还 to express that not only A but also B all are something. For example 除了茶，我也很喜欢咖啡。(besides tea, I really like to drink coffee also)