Hi folks! The WR dictionary entry for 'ser' includes: a no ser que = unless de no ser por = had it not been for Cuchu wrote a sentence with 'a no ser con' to mean 'were it not with' and he says it's not the 'con' or 'que' bit that matters but the 'a no ser' phrase meaning 'unless'. So can 'a no ser' be followed by other words? Is 'de no ser por' a completely separate phrase or can you mix and match a bit - maybe 'de no ser que' and 'a no ser por'? These are all still really new phrases to me so please would you guys please write some examples for me so I can see better how to use them. Thanks so much! Saludos desde Reading Philippa P.S. And thankyou to Cuchu for his patience this afternoon and for introducing me to this phrase that now I can see almost everywhere!