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May 3 2017   4:18PM GMT

Accept vs. Except – Which is correct?

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert

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ai_0Although some parts of the consumer industry are adept at using artificial intelligence apps practically and profitably, most businesses are slow to ________ and implement AI.

A. except
B. accept

 

Answer: B

These two words are often misspelled but don’t have a similar meaning.

To except is to exclude or leave out. You can think of the ex- from except to remember it means to exclude.

To accept is to agree to receive something offered.

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