“I like this one except for the color.”

You are out shopping for furniture with your fiance. You find a couch that you like, but you don't like the color. You tell him this.

I like this one except for the color.

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(someone) likes (something) except for (something)

When you like something in general, but there's one characteristic or part that you don't like, you say "I like it except for ___." For example, you can say:

  • except for the color
  • except for the size
  • except for this part over here

When the problem you have isn't with a part, but with an overall quality, there are two ways to express it:

I like this one except that we already have something in that color.

I like this one except for the fact that we already have something in that color.

Another example:

I liked it except that the fish was a little overcooked.

I liked it except for the fact that the fish was a little overcooked.