Apart/Besides/Other than

Joel Smit

Senior Member
UK
Dutch & English
Which sentence would you use:

"Apart from that error message, everything seems fine"

"Besides that error message, everything seems fine"

"Other than that error message, everything seems fine"

Thank you,
Joel
 
  • Hau Ruck

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I'd use either the first or third one. It may just be my demographic/region, but I'd most likely say "other than that error message...."
    Though "apart" may be more grammatically correct. :)
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    There is an interesting post in other than / apart from
    If you put the conditional at the front, then it is invariably 'Apart from' (other than would still be understood, and I can't say it would be wrong to use it - just that in my experience - apart from is invariably used when the conditional is at the start)

    Apart from <name>, you all failed.
    Apart from him <when pointing to someone>, the rest look rather unfit
    ..........................
    If you put the conditional after :

    No one can do it, other than <name>

    None of us can do it, apart from <name>
     
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