November 13, 2012 - Word of the Day
The word "except" is usually a preposition that means "not" something or someone:
- Everything on the car works well except the brakes. (The brakes do not work well.)
- Mohammad works every day of the week except Friday. (He doesn't work on Friday.)
- Except for an hour or two, Jill didn't get any sleep last night.
- All of the students, except for a few, understood the lesson.
- I've given up eating junk food--except for potato chips. I love potato chips.
Can't stop eating 'em.
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Note: The words "accept" and "except" have the same sound, so many people make spelling mistakes with these words.
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