Accept vs. Except

Submitted by Jenny on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:35

Many people are often confused with these two words. What do they mean?

"Accept" is a verb (action word) and it means to agree to take something. For example, "Teachers only accept homework on time."

"Except" is used as a preposition or conjunction. It means something or someone is not included. For example, "I teach every day except Sundays and Mondays."

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許多人常被這兩個字搞混, 他們是什麼意思呢?
"Accept"(接受) 是個動詞, 那表示同意去做一件事。 例如: 老師只接受準時交作業。
"Except"(除外)是當一個介系詞或連接詞使用, 它表示某事或某人是被排除在外的。 例如: 除了周日和周一以外, 我每天教書。
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