56 901 users are already learning a foreign language on Edustation.

Register today and get a bonus of 10 coins.

If you want to know more about our website - click here

Not yet

OR

No account yet?
Edustation's blog > Accept vs Except

Accept vs Except

Added by Tomasz H. 2 September 2014 in category: English, Learning tips, Lexicon

These two English words are sometimes confused by native speakers. Let's learn more about them.

Accept

to agree to take something

Do you accept credit cards?

My offer was immediately accepted.

He asked me to marry him, and I accepted.

to say 'yes' to an offer or invitation

I've just accepted an invitation to the opening-night party.

I've been invited to their wedding but I haven't decided to accept.

Except

Except is a preposition that means "excluding."

She bought a gift for everyone except me.

The museum is open daily except Monday.

Except is also a conjunction that means "if not for the fact that".

I would help you, except I'm too busy this evening.

He never calls me except to borrow money.

 

Accept and except have similar spelling and pronunciation and that's why the words are confused. In fact, as you can see, they have different meanings and if you learn them it will be difficult to use it wrong.

Related tags:

Comments: (0)

No comments yet

You need to be logged in to comment
Mobile Analytics