- 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.
The word except
contains the following part:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit
that means to take, catch