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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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