Ne...que vs sauf

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Ne...que vs sauf

Hi. Could 'sauf' have been used in "...mais il n'y avait rien d'autre à faire qu'à téléphoner au garage et attendre"?

Also, could 'rien de plus' be used instead of 'rien d'autre' or do they not mean the same thing?

Asked 7 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Danielle,

"Sauf" and "rien de plus" would not work in this instance as the full expression is "ne faire rien d'autre que" (and not "ne faire rien d'autre sauf"). Remember also: "rien de plus" means "nothing more" while "rien d'autre" means "nothing else".

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Ne...que vs sauf

Hi. Could 'sauf' have been used in "...mais il n'y avait rien d'autre à faire qu'à téléphoner au garage et attendre"?

Also, could 'rien de plus' be used instead of 'rien d'autre' or do they not mean the same thing?

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