ACET: What is the difference between.....?

Accept and Except

Accept is a verb that means to take or receive something that is offered.

We can accept material or immaterial things.

For example, you can accept a gift or a new job.

Except is a preposition that means “but not” or “other than.” We use it when we want to say “everything but.”

  • I like all sports except baseball.
  • The kids eat all vegetables except broccoli.


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