Difference 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.|