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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Accept vs. Except

Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog, let's discuss the difference between Accept vs. Except. Do you know when to use each one?

Accept and Except are examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they trip more people up than you think.

Let's clear up any lingering confusion.

Accept means to agree or receive.

* I accept your challenge.

* Diane doesn't accept change very well.

* You might as well accept your fate.

Except means to exclude or leave out.

* Everyone is invited except Steve.

* Nothing else mattered except the game.

* No one understands me except Leslie.

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