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    adverbs

    What is wrong with the sentence:

    Nearly everybody I know has dreamt about winning the pools.


    The problem area is 'nearl everybody'. Is this wrong?

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    Re: adverbs

    It sounds fine to me. Some might prefer 'almost', or something, but I don't think it's wrong. Maybe Americans will see it differently, but I have no problems with it.

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