The words, ‘accept’ and ‘except’ are homophones which are often confused by English speakers. ‘Accept’ is a verb which means ‘to receive’ or ‘to agree’. Most of the time ‘except’ is used as a preposition which means ‘excluding’.
The following examples will make the usage clear.
|ACCEPT (VERB)||EXCEPT (PREPOSITION)|
|Amit accepted the job offer.||I can come with you on all days except Sunday.|
|Sanjiv accepted the allegation that he had cheated.||All the athletes except Anjali finished the race.|
|He accepted the invitation to the party.||Everyone except Shantanu was invited to the party.|