"Except" and "Except for"

Hi Alan,
Could you, please, explain difference between “except” and “except for”. I find their usage very similar. For instance, do you think that these sentences have the same meaning (one of them might be wrong, as I made them myself): “I accept all your remarks, except the last one” and “I accept all your remarks, except for the last one”.
Thank you beforehand.

Hi Ahmadov,

I would say that the addition of for simply adds emphasis. If you use except on its own, you are using it to say plainly excluding but by saying except for, you are making the exclusion more definite.

Just some thoughts