Accept/Except

J. Cheney

Read the statements below and write in the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Accept is a verb that means to receive willingly.

Except is a preposition that means "but" or "with the exception of."


  1. Please (accept, except) our invitation to attend the banquet.
  2. Your answer:


  3. Everybody (accept, except) Peter, Mary and Joseph was late for church.
  4. Your answer:


  5. Laurie could not (accept, except) James' declaration that he wanted to end their long romance.
  6. Your answer:


  7. My cousin hopes to be (accepted, excepted) to UCLA for the fall.
  8. Your answer:


  9. (Accept, Except) for Wednesdays, I am free every day to study after class.
  10. Your answer:


  11. The word "accept" is which part of speech? Hint: Read the above directions again.
  12. Your answer:


  13. The word "except" is which part of speech? Hint: Read the above directions again.
  14. Your answer:


  15. After hours of arguing, the couple realized that harmony would be restored only if they (accepted, excepted) each other's differences.
  16. Your answer:


  17. Every one of my classes (accept,except) swimming requires a lot or reading and writing.
  18. Your answer:


  19. Julie willingly (accepts, excepts) her grandmother's advice because Grandma knows Julie so well.
  20. Your answer:



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