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is conjunction used in comparisons, but does not introduce a comparison; it introduces a flat contrast, and it properly takes the preposition Exceptions, however, are tolerated, as usage expert Paul Brians suggests:

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Speaking as a Jock, which is like a Brit, only further north time is any time, day or night. For many years, I had my first of the day at 07:00 in the AM. I do drink tea, but I rather have a decent coffee if given the choice.