Thursday, March 1, 2012

accept/except: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, March 1, 2012

If you offer me Godiva chocolates I will gladly accept them—except for the candied violet ones. Just remember that the X in “except” excludes things—they tend to stand out, be different. In contrast, just look at those two cozy Cs snuggling up together. Very accepting. And be careful; when typing “except” it often comes out “expect.”

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