Except or except for?

We often use except and except for as prepositions to mean not including’ or ‘excluding’. They are followed by a noun or noun phrase or awh-clause. Both except and except for are correct after a noun:
I like all fruit except (for) oranges. (excluding oranges)
Except for Louisa, who’s away in Berlin this weekend, we’ll all be at the party.
She likes going to most sports events, except cricket matches.
Except can also be used as a conjunction. We don’t use except for in this way:
The brothers are very alike, except (that) Mark is slightly taller than Kevin.
Except and except for are used in similar ways to apart and apart from.

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House/home vocabulary of English 

what time is Noon, Afternoon, evening, Night

what time is Noon, Afternoon, evening, Night

Noon is at 12:00 PM
Afternoon is from 12:01 PM to around 5:00 PM. 
Evening is from 5:01 PM to 8 PM, or around sunset. 
Night is from sunset to sunrise, so from 8:01 PM until 5:59 AM.

Formal Titles to address people in English

Formal Titles in English

In business situations, use formal titles unless the people you meet tell you otherwise. To get someone's attention you can say: "Excuse me, Sir" or "Pardon me, Madam/Ma'am." To greet someone you can say: "Hello Sir" or "Good morning, Madam/Ma'am."

Here are the formal titles English speakers use:
  1. Sir (adult male of any age)
  2. Ma'am (adult female - North American)
  3. Madam (adult female)
  4. Mr + last name (any man)
  5. Mrs + last name (married woman who uses her husband's last name)
  6. Ms + last name (married or unmarried woman; common in business)
  7. Miss + last name (unmarried woman)
  8. Dr + last name (some doctors go by Dr + first name)
  9. Professor + last name (in a university setting)