Difference Between Accept and Except

Here we exam the difference between accept and except


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

Examples of Accept 

  • She accepted the job offer.
  • We accept credit card payments.
  • I accepted his apology.
  • The school accepted her application.
  • He accepted the gift with gratitude.


Except is a preposition that means excluding or with the exclusion of.

Examples of Except

  • Everyone was invited to the party except John (i.e. John wasn't invited).
  • All the students passed the exam except for Tom.
  • I like all fruits except bananas.
  • Except for Sundays, we're open every day.
  • I like all colours except red.

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