is it wrong to say "I didn't change anything except"


Hi. English is second language for me. I was working with my husband, English native, 51 years old, and I said "I didn't change anything except~" And he begins yellign and me and it's wrong to say that. He said, "how can you say you did not change anything and say you changed something" And he is adament that only idiots say things like this. Is that true?

asked Jun 02 '14 at 19:28 Haley New member

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There are other ways to say this, butI see nothing wrong with your statement. By using 'except', your sentence implies that there was very little that was changed.  If the change was a major one, you would want to emphasize the change.

link comment answered Jun 03 '14 at 12:35 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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