It seems that exemption and exception have the same meaning. However, they seem to be used differently. When should we use one and not the other?
They do have similar meanings. They both refer to leaving out an item from a set. The difference is how they are left out.
I found this answer from a forum and I'll simply digest it here and paste the original post.
Exemption is exclusion of something from the normal treatment defined by the rules or policies. Examples:
Exception is used to describe special cases of a rule, instruction, practice, or activity you're describing. Examples:
That is how I think the two words differ from each other according the original post I got from the forum and how I usually encounter those words from articles or literature. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not sure about what the real answer is since there was no authoritative citation provided.
protected by tchrist Aug 9 '14 at 15:13
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