1. All, but her, had made an attempt.
  2. All, but she, had made an attempt.

If all is the subject of the sentence, should I use a subject or object in the parenthesis statement? Why?

Is this correct way to punctuate my statement?

According to the website, IndiaBix, the correct answer is All, but she,

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I have searched for an answer in these two questions, but they did not help me.

Is "all but one" singular or plural?
"All but" idiom has two meanings?

  • On EL&U I think all your questions could have been pretty good, but for the lack of effort and research. And after being here a while, you get penalised for that. But thanks to tchrist ♦ your question has been reopened. Please, next time, explain your confusion and do a bit of Googling before asking a new question. – Mari-Lou A Feb 26 '17 at 15:26
  • @Lawrence: In OP's context here, but = except, so I think the Case after 'except'? dup I linked to in my closevote is more specific. – FumbleFingers Feb 26 '17 at 15:44
  • @FumbleFingers Agreed. I can retract my close-vote but can't change it to point to yours, so I'll just leave this comment to point any future reviewers to the duplicate you found. – Lawrence Feb 26 '17 at 15:47
  • @FumbleFingers hmmm, I found the following title, 1968, Whence all but he had fled, which seems to be inspired by a line from the poem Casabianca – Mari-Lou A Feb 26 '17 at 16:17
  • @Mari-Lou A: Back when I was a kid we used to trot that one out with different (usually, smutty) variations on the next three lines in each verse. As best I can recall though, we got round the "questionable" grammar and dated diction of the second line in the first verse by switching to When all around had fled. You might find this link interesting. But I can't really explain why he/she seems to work in some contexts like that, given that Everyone except I went home is so obviously "unacceptable". – FumbleFingers Feb 26 '17 at 16:41