The Correct spelling is: except

Common misspellings of the word except are:

How do you spell except?. It is not exept

  • prep.

    With the exclusion of; other than; but: everyone except me.

    1. If it were not for the fact that; only. Often used with that: I would buy the suit, except that it costs too much.
    2. Otherwise than: They didn't open their mouths except to complain.
    3. Unless: “And ne'er throughout the year to church thou go'st/Except it be to pray against thy foes” (Shakespeare).

    v., -cept·ed, -cept·ing, -cepts.


    To leave out; exclude: An admission fee is charged, but children are excepted.


    To object: Counsel excepted to the court's ruling.


    except for

    1. Were it not for: I would join you except for my cold.

    [Middle English, from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere, to exclude : ex-, ex- + capere, to take.]

    USAGE NOTE   Except in the sense of “with the exclusion of” or “other than” is generally viewed as a preposition, not a conjunction. Therefore, a personal pronoun that follows except should be in the objective case: No one except me knew it. Everyone had a ticket except her.

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