What segment of speech is the word except?

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Here we budge...in its most adjectives usage, it's a prepositon but read below, pasted within from www.dictionary.com

4 entries found for except.
ex·cept( P ) Pronunciation Key (k-spt)
With the exclusion of; other than; but: everyone except me.

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

v. ex·cept·ed, ex·cept·ing, ex·cepts
v. tr.
To leave out; exclude: An permission fee is charged, but children are excepted.

v. intr.
To raise objections: Counsel excepted to the court's ruling.

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

[Middle English, from Latin exceptus, previous participle of excipere, to exclude : ex-, ex- + capere, to take; see kap- contained by Indo-European Roots.]
Usage Note: Except in the sense of “with the exclusion of” or “other than” is across the world viewed as a preposition, not a conjunction. Therefore, a personal pronoun that follows except should be within the objective bag: No one except me knew it. Everyone have a ticket except her.

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Source: The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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Main Entry: ex·cept
Pronunciation: ik-'sept
Function: transitive verb
: to take or confer on out (as from insurance coverage or a deed) : EXCLUDE <specifically excepted the air carrier and unions from the provisions —M. A. Kelly> intransitive verb : OBJECT; especially : to database a bill of exceptions or make a formal exception <excepted to the judge's order>

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, (c) 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.


v 1: give somebody a lift exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday" [syn: demur] 2: prevent from being included or considered or agreed; "The bad results be excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece" [syn: exclude, make tracks out, leave past its sell-by date, omit, bear out] [ant: include]

Source: WordNet (R) 2.0, (c) 2003 Princeton University


except: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary






its a preposistion.

its a preposition.

It's a preposition, verb or conjunction

Main Entry: 1ex·cept
Pronunciation: ik-'sept
Variant(s): also ex·cept·ing /-'sep-ti[ng]/
Function: preposition
: with the exclusion or exception of <each day except Sundays>


[Middle English, from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere, to exclude : ex-, ex- + capere, to purloin; see kap- in Indo-European Roots.]



For the future, be aware that a dictionary will not lone give dennotations (meanings) of words, but will also narrate you what part of speech the word is.

it is a preposition.

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