Are Except and Accept Truly Homophones?

To my ears, they do not exactly sound the same. However, the correct use of each word causes problems for many writers.

This reblog is one of the better examples of when to use each word: I hope you accept the premise, except for those of you who do not.

12 thoughts on “Are Except and Accept Truly Homophones?”

  1. I think depending on the speaker’s accent accept and except do sound alike. But. like Audrey mentioned, affect and effect are the ones that give me pause. My feelings/Outside me. Then I get it.

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