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Common Mistakes and Confusing Words in English

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)."

!Note - except is usually a preposition and accept a verb. In rare circumstances except can be used as a verb.

For example: On a road sign: "No entry, buses excepted."