Using Words Correctly 2
Watch out for these easily confused words:
accept, except: The verb accept means "to receive"; except means "other than."
Matt accepted an offer to mow his neighbor's lawn each Saturday except when it rains.
amount, number: The noun number is used for persons or things you can actually count. The noun amount is used for things you cannot count but can measure.
Matt puts a good amount of effort into mowing precise rows, but a number of rows are interrupted by trees.
beside, besides: Beside means "by the side of." Besides means "in addition to."