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Definition of apart from preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    apart from

    (also aside from)
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  1. 1except for I've finished apart from the last question. Language Bankexceptmaking an exception She wrote all of the songs on the album except for the final track. Apart from/Aside from the final track, all of the songs on the album were written by her. The songwriting —with a few minor exceptions — is of a very high quality. With only one or two exceptions, the songwriting is of a very high quality. The majority of the compositions are less than three minutes long, with the notable exception of the title track. With the exception of the title track, this album is a huge disappointment. Here is a list of all the band's CDs, excluding unofficial “bootleg” recordings.
  2. 2in addition to; as well as Apart from their house in Connecticut, they also have a cottage in Nantucket. It was a difficult time. Apart from everything else, we had financial problems. Which Word?besides / except (for) / apart from The preposition besides means “in addition to”:What other sports do you like besides football?You use except (for) when you mention the only thing that is not included in a statement:I like all sports except (for) football.You can use apart from with both these meanings:What other sports do you like apart from football? I like all sports apart from football.
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