中考英语词汇辨析:Accept and Except

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Accept

 to hold something as true 认为/相信某事是真实的

1. I don’t accept his version of events.

我不相信他对事件的说法。

2. I accept she may have been tired, but that’s still no excuse.

我相信她也许是累了,但是那并不能成为理由。

 to receive something willingly 乐意接受某事/某物

1. I accept this award on behalf of the whole cast.

我很荣幸代表全体演员接受这个奖项。

2. Please accept my resignation.

请您接受我的辞呈。

Except

as a preposition it means “apart from” ”except”作为介词,是”除…之外”

1. I can resist everything except temptation.

除了诱惑,我可以抵挡一切。

2. We work everyday except Sunday.

除了星期天,我们每天都在工作。

as a conjunction it means “if not the fact that” ”except”作为连词,意思是”若不是”

1. I would go swimming, except I am scared of big fish.

若不是我害怕大鱼的话,我会去游泳的。

2. I would buy the skirt, except that it cost too much.

若不是价格太贵的话,我就会买下那条裙子。

【注意】

accept 和except发音相似,拼写相似,在实际运用过程中,很容易混淆。应注意accept是动词,except可以作介词、连词以及动词,其中作为介词出现的情况最为常见。