accept / except

accept / except
   Accept means "to take willingly": Miss Deeds accepted the cup of hot tea even without a saucer.
   Except is a preposition meaning "excluding": Everyone was disappointed with the party except Ida Goodtime.

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  • accept / except —    Accept means to take willingly : Miss Deeds accepted the cup of hot tea even without a saucer.    Except is a preposition meaning excluding : Everyone was disappointed with the party except Ida Goodtime …   Confused words

  • accept, except — These words have different pronunciations and different meanings. Accept means to receive, to agree with, to say yes to. As a verb, except means to omit, to exempt, to exclude ; as a preposition, it means other than. Except should not be used as… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • except — accept, except There is little danger of confusion in spoken contexts, since all they have in common is their similar pronunciation in running discourse, but their spelling is open to confusion. David Crystal reports in his book Who Cares About… …   Modern English usage

  • accept — accept, except There is little danger of confusion in spoken contexts, since all they have in common is their similar pronunciation in running discourse, but their spelling is open to confusion. David Crystal reports in his book Who Cares About… …   Modern English usage

  • except — See accept. See accept, except …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • accept — See accept, except …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • accept vs except —   Accept is a verb, which means to agree to take something .   For example: I always accept good advice.   Except is usually used as a preposition or conjunction, which means not including.   For example: I teach every day except Sunday(s).   ♦… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • accept vs except —   Accept is a verb, which means to agree to take something .   For example: I always accept good advice.   Except is usually used as a preposition or conjunction, which means not including.   For example: I teach every day except Sunday(s).   ♦… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • except — ex·cept /ik sept/ vt: to take or leave out (as from insurance coverage or a deed): exclude specifically except ed the air carriers and unions from the provisions M. A. Kelly vi: object; esp: to fi …   Law dictionary

  • accept(s) — • except(s) (?) …   English homophone dictionary

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