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    Pronunciation of "Accept" and "Except"

    Hi all,

    Sometimes when I hear native speakers say "Accept" and "Except",because they speak very fast...I think the pronunciation of these two words have no different...Could you please tell me how do I distinguish their pronunciations?

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    WYH

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    Re: Pronunciation of "Accept" and "Except"

    You're right, we sometimes pronounce them the same unless aiming at clear, broadcaster's diction.


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    Re: Pronunciation of "Accept" and "Except"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    You're right, we sometimes pronounce them the same unless aiming at clear, broadcaster's diction.
    If so, it would be easy to misunderstand, right?

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    Re: Pronunciation of "Accept" and "Except"

    No, context allow us to see which is which. Except is used in the imperative mood, accept in the indicative, with a pronoun (I accept, you accept, we must accept...)


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    Re: Pronunciation of "Accept" and "Except"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    No, context allow us to see which is which. Except is used in the imperative mood, accept in the indicative, with a pronoun (I accept, you accept, we must accept...)
    It's clear to me...thanks a lot.

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