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Accept vs Except
Difference, Examples & Quiz

What's the difference? Which one is correct?


Definition: To receive or take willingly

Usage: You should accept the offer.

Example sentences:
  • 1. I accept your apology.
  • 2. She accepted the job offer.
  • 3. The store accepts credit cards.

Definition: Excluding or not including

Usage: Everyone was invited except John.

Example sentences:
  • 1. I like all fruits except bananas.
  • 2. Everyone passed the test except for Sarah.
  • 3. The museum is open every day except Mondays.

Accept: to agree to or receive something Except: not including; other than Expect: to anticipate or look forward to something

Quizzes about "Accept" vs "Except"

Accept vs Except: 5 Quizzes

1. What is the meaning of 'Accept'?

2. Which word is used to indicate an exclusion?

3. What does 'Expect' mean?

4. Which word means 'To refuse or decline'?

5. What is the definition of 'Except'?


  • What does 'Accept' mean?

    Accept means to receive or agree to something.

  • What does 'Except' mean?

    Except means to exclude or leave out.

  • What does 'Expect' mean?

    Expect means to anticipate or look forward to something.

  • Can you provide an example sentence using 'Accept'?

    Sure! 'I accept your apology.'

  • Can you provide an example sentence using 'Except'?

    Certainly! 'Everyone attended the party except for John.'