Should I use Accept or Except?

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asked on 20 Jan 2011
Joseph Sheppard Joseph Sheppard
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Accept is a verb meaning to receive or to approve.

I accept your offer of the book.

Except is a preposition meaning excluding or leaving out.

He liked everything on the plate except the liver.

Except can also be a verb meaning to leave out or to exclude.

He excepted all Corvettes from his list of favorite cars.

answered on 21 Jan 2011
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