Orthographic section: Exemption vs. exception

Professor Karen explains the difference between these two words:

The word Exemption can sound very strange when we pronounce it because we don’t use it very often, it can even be confused with the word exception because they have a similar pronunciation. So you don’t get confused between these two words, see what they mean and some examples.

*Exemption: Exempt a person from something or tax advantage from which a taxpayer can benefit. Eg “tax exemptions; tax exemptions”

*Exception: Exclusion of a person or thing from the generality of what it is about or from the common rule. E.g. “I never eat candy, but today I will make an exception”

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