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For example in the sentence

All datapoints, except for one, lie on a line.

to me (not a native English speaker), the "except for one" part sounds too heavy. Are there other, lighter ways of saying this?

Is the following correct?

All datapoints, less one, lie on a line.

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You can say

All datapoints but one lie on a line.

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You could also just drop the 'for'. All data points, except one, lie on a line.

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All bar one or all save one are possible, but Bill's all but one (which could also be expressed as All but one datapoint lie on a line) is most natural.

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