Learn English – Pronunciation of “accept”


When I hear people say I accept especially in the U.S., it sounds like they are saying "I except". What is the correct pronunciation?

Best Answer

Accept and Except are homonyms in many British and American accents.

I myself would have to use considerable effort to try to make them sound different -- and I speak in a very neutral British accent.

This explains why they are so often confused in written English.