Accept or Except


Words for You

Here you’ll find answers to your questions about which of several words is  the correct word to use.

Accept or Except

Use accept when you mean “to receive, to believe, or to acknowledge.”

Example: Hawkins cannot accept criticism easily

Use except when you mean “to leave out.”

Example: Send her all the apples, except the rotten ones we set aside.

When you are referring to a noun, use exception.

Example: Allowing you to leave early would be an exception to the rules.

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