Accept is a verb that means to receive.
Example: I accept all my birthday gifts with gratitude.
Except is a conjunction that means apart from or otherwise than.
Example: When Susan travels, she packs everything except the kitchen sink.
Example: The car was further than I thought it would be.
Farther is an adjective that something has been measured and there is a greater physical distance.
Example: The blue house is farther down the street than the brown house.
For more tips on how to use further and farther, check out the YourDictionary article "Further vs. Farther."
Example: He was a former mayor of the city.
Latter is an adjective that describes something that occurs toward the end or something that happens after another event.
Example: After reviewing both events, he decided that the problem occurred in the latter event.
Adjective - Which part of town do you live?
Pronoun - Which of these is mine?
That is an adjective that describes the thing, person or place indicated.
Example: This is the street that has all the traffic accidents.
For more tips on how to use which and that, check out the YourDictionary article "When to Use Which or That."
Example: The weather in Chicago right now is snow.
Whether is a conjunction that is used to introduce an alternative.
Example: We all wondered whether she would help with the project.
For more tips on how to avoid mistakes on using weather vs. whether, check out the YourDictionary article "Weather vs. Whether." For information on more commonly confused words, check out the YourDictionary article "Commonly Confused Words."
Example: The 50 states comprise the United States.
Compose is a verb that means to combine.
Example: The musician used many instruments to compose his musical score.
For more tips on how to use comprise and compose, check out the YourDictionary article "Comprise vs. Compose."
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