- Language Note, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||apart from; not including.
The store is open every day except Sunday.
is easy to confuse with accept
because these two words sound alike. Accept
is a verb that means "to receive or agree to." Except
is a preposition that means "not including." Mrs. Mulligan could not accept Jesse's excuse for being late. She believed his whole story, except the part about the aliens.