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  • Hi, everyone. I'm Esther.

  • In this video, I'm going to talk about two similar sounding and confusing English words

  • 'accept' and 'except'.

  • We will work on pronunciation and usage to help you master these words.

  • Let's get started.

  • First, let's start with 'accept'.

  • Listen carefully to how I say it.

  • 'accept'

  • 'accept'

  • It's a verb.

  • The main meaning of 'accept' is to agree or receive something that is offered to you.

  • Someone wants to give you something and you accept.

  • We accept things.

  • Let's look at some examples.

  • The first sentence says,

  • 'I can accept a gift from my friend.'

  • So if a friend offers a gift to you,

  • you can take it or accept it.

  • The second sentence says,

  • 'When Tony asked Leslie to marry him,

  • she happily accepted.'

  • So Tony asked Leslie to marry him and she agreed.

  • She accepted this offer.

  • Now, I will talk about 'except'.

  • Listen to how I say it.

  • 'except'

  • 'except'

  • It is often a preposition.

  • It means to not include something.

  • Let's look at some example sentences.

  • The first sentence says,

  • 'I like all fruit except grapes.'

  • So out of all the fruits,

  • I like them all,

  • but I don't like grapes.

  • I am showing that I don't want to include grapes in this sentence.

  • The next sentence says,

  • 'Everyone passed the exam except for Robin.'

  • So again, there's a group and everybody is included

  • except for Robin.

  • Robin is not included in the group that passed the exam.

  • Now, let's do a checkup.

  • In this conversation, there are two sentences.

  • In one of the sentences, we should use the word 'accept'.

  • In the other, we should use 'except'.

  • Take a moment to think about where we use 'accept' and 'except'.

  • 'A' says,

  • 'Did you _blank_ the new company position?'

  • A new company position is an offer

  • and someone can choose to take it.

  • In that case, you say 'accept'.

  • 'Did you accept the new company position?'

  • 'B' says, 'Yes, I now have to work every day _blank_ Sundays.'

  • This person now has to work almost every day of the week but Sundays.

  • So we're not including one of the days of the week.

  • And so we use 'except'.

  • Again 'B' says, 'Yes, I now have to work every day except Sundays.'

  • Now, let's take a look at this as a whole.

  • 'A' says,

  • 'Did you accept the new company position?'

  • And 'B' says, 'Yes, I now have to work every day except Sundays.'

  • Now you know the difference between 'accept' and 'except'.

  • Be sure to practice these two words.

  • Thank you guys for watching this video and I'll see you in the next video.

Hi, everyone. I'm Esther.

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ACCEPT vs EXCEPT Meaning, Pronunciation, and Difference | Learn with Example English Sentences

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