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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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  • WayneES
    That has got to be one scarry article.  It seems that the first step in controlling users emotions is to be able to "read" them. 
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  • sridharneelakantaatgmailcom
    This is one "popular" wrong usage. And the other is using "in lieu of" where one wants to mean "in view of". The latter is tolerable misuse but the former is atrocious. Fundamentally something is wrong with the user.
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