Difference between accept and except

Difference between accept and exceptDifference between accept and except:

There is a big difference between accept and except. The words, ‘accept’ and ‘except’ are homophones which are often confused by English speakers. ‘Accept’ is a verb which means ‘to receive’, ‘consent to’ or ‘to agree’. Most of the time ‘except’ is used as a preposition which means ‘with the exclusion of; excluding; save; but’

The following examples will make the usage clear.
ACCEPT (VERB) EXCEPT (PREPOSITION)
Everyone accepted the offer except me- It’s only me who did not accept the job. Everyone accepted the offer except me-Nobody except me refused the offer.
Job accepted that all the charges pressed against him by his wife. I can eat anything except pizza.
You should not have accepted the invitation if you had some other plans. John likes everyone in this world except his brother Ricky. They never get along.

 

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