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Accept or Except?

in this lesson we're going to look at

the difference between accept and accept

now they sound similar but their

meanings are very different let's start

by looking at a couple of examples now

these are wrong examples there is

nothing permanent accepts change this is

wrong by the end of the lesson you'll

understand why sometimes you have to

accept you can't win all the time

quote by Lionel Messi again this is a

wrong version let's start by looking at

except now this is a verb and it means

to receive willingly or to hold as true

there's some examples I accept this

award on behalf of the whole cast so I

received this award willingly I accept

she may have been tired but that's still

no excuse I understand I hold is true

that she may have been tired next let's

look at except now this is a preposition

and it means apart from or excluding

let's do a couple of examples he works

every day except Sunday

apart from Sunday I can resist

everything except temptation a famous

quotation by playwright Oscar Wilde

excluding temptation now here's a top

tip let the first three letters of

except remind you that it means

excluding let's go back to our two wrong

examples and correct them there is

nothing permanent except change a part

from change or excluding change this is

now correct let's look at the second one

sometimes you have to accept you can't

win all the time

sometimes you have to understand you

have to hold us true that you can't win

all the time let's wrap up with a quick

summary except a verb meaning to receive

willingly or to hold is true except

preposition meaning apart from or

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