Except vs. Accept. Which one you should use and why.
The English language is full of words that sound the same but mean completely different things. This can make learning English a little tricky, especially with words like except and accept. Luckily, there are some easy to remember rules that can help you determine whether or not it is correct to use the word accept or the word except.
Accept means to receive something or to believe something to be true. Below are some examples of ways you can use the word accept in a sentence.
Except means unless or to exclude. However, it can also be used as a verb meaning to leave out. Below are some ways that except can be used in a sentence.
Even though except and accept sound similar they mean very different things. Accept means to believe in or receive, while except means unless or exclude. If you want an even easier way to remember this then think about accept and except in positive and negative terms. Accept in usually used in positive terms like accepting an idea while except is usually used more negatively like leaving something or someone out.
If you remember these simple rules then you will have no problem remembering the difference between accept and except.