Correct spelling, explanation: accept is a popular word that became so well-adjusted to English, that it’s easy to forget it’s based on Latin acceptare. The Latin original, of course, is the basis for the word’s current spelling, but if you’re ever unsure, just think about the pronunciation. The double c in accept is read as ks, and that wouldn’t happen if there was only one c.
Definition of accept:
1. to give consent to do something
My landlord had some stupid rules regarding the apartment, but I decided to accept them as the rent was very low.
2. to deem something correct
When I was 10 years old I finally had to accept the fact that Santa isn’t real.
Idioms with accept:
accept something as gospel – to believe something to be the absolute truth
When I was a child I used to accept everything my mom said as gospel, but now we have many differing opinions.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: if you struggle with the spelling of the word accept, think about the pronunciation first. Accept is pronounced in such a way that you can distinctively hear both c’s, as one is read as k sound, and the other as s sound. If you spell it as
acept, based on pronunciation rules, only c sound would be there, so you know it’s incorrect.
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