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Exept vs. Except: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sara Rehman || By Sumera Saeed || Published on December 17, 2023
"Exept" is incorrect; "Except" is the correct spelling. Except means to exclude or leave out.

Which is correct: Exept or Except

How to spell Except?

Exept is Incorrect

Except is Correct

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Key Differences

Recall "Except" includes "ex," like "exclude," which it often means.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023
Remember "Except" has a "c," like in "exception," indicating something out of the ordinary.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023
Link "Except" with "accept," as opposites; "accept" includes, "except" excludes.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023
Think of "Except" as having an "e" for "exemption," which is related.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023
Associate "Except" with "exceptional," sharing the "excep-" prefix.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023
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Exept and Except Definitions

Exept

Exept is an incorrect spelling of except.
Sumera Saeed
Nov 23, 2023

Except

To exclude or leave out from a group or list.
Everyone was invited except John.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Exept

Obsolete spelling of except
Sumera Saeed
Nov 23, 2023

Except

Used to introduce a condition or stipulation.
I would go, except I'm busy.
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Nov 23, 2023

Except

Introducing an exception or contrast.
She would have succeeded, except she lacked the resources.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

Except

Denoting an exclusion.
All the cookies were eaten, except one.
Janet White
Nov 23, 2023

Except

Used as a synonym for 'but' or 'however'.
It's all good, except it's too expensive.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023

Except

With the exclusion of; other than; but
Everyone except me.
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Nov 23, 2023

Except

If it were not for the fact that; only. Often used with that
I would buy the suit, except that it costs too much.
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Nov 23, 2023

Except

Otherwise than
They didn't open their mouths except to complain.
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Nov 23, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of except?

Except can also be a verb with the same spelling.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

What is the pronunciation of except?

Except is pronounced as /ɪkˈsɛpt/.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

Which vowel is used before except?

The vowel "e" is used at the beginning of except.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

Which preposition is used with except?

Prepositions are not typically used directly with except.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Why is it called except?

It's called except, deriving from Latin 'excipere,' meaning to take out or exclude.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

What is the root word of except?

The root word of except is the Latin 'excipere.'
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Which conjunction is used with except?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used in sentences with except.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Which article is used with except?

Articles are not typically used directly with except.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Is except a noun or adjective?

Except is primarily a preposition and can also be a verb.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Is except an adverb?

No, except is not an adverb.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

Is except a vowel or consonant?

Except is a word, not classified as a vowel or consonant.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

How is except used in a sentence?

Example: "We were all tired, except for Maya, who was full of energy."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the singular form of except?

Except is both a verb and a preposition and does not have singular or plural forms.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

Is except an abstract noun?

Except is not a noun; it’s a preposition and a verb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is except a collective noun?

Except is not a collective noun.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

Which determiner is used with except?

Determiners are not typically used directly with except.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the third form of except?

The third form of except, as a verb, also remains "except."
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

What is the plural form of except?

As a preposition and a verb, except does not have a plural form.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

What part of speech is except?

Except is primarily a preposition and can also be a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the opposite of except?

The opposite of except is "include."
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

What is the first form of except?

The first form of except, as a verb, is "except."
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

What is the second form of except?

The second form of except, as a verb, remains "except."
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Is except a negative or positive word?

Except is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is except a countable noun?

Except is not a noun, so it's not countable.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

Is the except term a metaphor?

Except can be used metaphorically but is not inherently a metaphor.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is the word except imperative?

Except can be used in imperative sentences but is not itself an imperative.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

How many syllables are in except?

Except has two syllables.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

What is another term for except?

Another term for except is "excluding."
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

How do we divide except into syllables?

Except is divided as Ex-cept.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in except?

The second syllable "cept" is stressed in except.
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Dec 17, 2023
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