Basic Writing Skills


Accept / Except


to take or receive something offered.

  • I would like to accept your invitation to dinner.
  • Permission slips are due tomorrow; late ones will not be accepted.
  • They are still accepting applications; we should apply!



  • I like all kinds of music except opera.
  • Everything except our final exam is done for the school year.
  • Except for strawberries, I am not allergic to anything.


Instructions for the Quiz:

Fill in each blank with accept or except.