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Difference between the closely related prepositions for "excluding"

The following cited words suggest the same meaning, as "excluding" could:

  • Apart from the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Barring the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Besides the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Except the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Except for the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Excepting the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Excluding the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Other than the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Save the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Save for the last paragraph, the book is finished.
  • Saving the last paragraph, the book is finished.

Nothing seems different in the meaning of the sentences mentioned above, but I don't know their subtle difference, informality and formality. I just know that excluding and excepting are the formal prepositions, but I don't know about the rest of the prepositions stated above.

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