Accept vs. ExceptHow to use "accept" and "except" correctly
Except can be used as a verb, but only to mean “to exclude.”
refused to except defeat
refused to accept defeat
People are dishonest, cruel, and selfish…present company excepted, of course.
Common Errors in English Usage: Errors in diction and idiom commonly made by native speakers of English
List of Common Errors in English Usage (PDF): Printable version of the complete list
Common Grammar Errors: A list of common errors in grammar (topics like subject-verb agreement and parallelism) as distinct from usage