Answer: preposition e 1
Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin except- 'taken out' from the verb excipere from ex- 'out of' + capere 'take'.
Scrabble Points: 17
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English Language Learners Definition of except (Entry 3 of 3) —used to introduce a statement that indicates the only person or thing that is not included in or referred to by a previous statement —used to introduce a statement that explains the reason why something is not possible will not happen etc.
1. used with a noun phrase You usually use except in front of a noun phrase. Anything except water is likely to block a sink. All the boys except Peter started to laugh.
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Except is most commonly used as a preposition meaning excluding or but as in Everyone was invited except me or as a conjunction meaning but for the fact that as in I would have called except I lost my phone. Accept is a common word with many meanings most of which involve receiving something taking something on or putting up with something.
except meaning: 1. not including; but not: 2. not includin...