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    #1

    Almost always vs usually

    Style checker of MS Word (ok, I know it's not the best checker, but sometimes is useful; I don't base on it absolutely) always proposes to change almost always to usually. In my opinion they have slightly different meaning, almost always expressing situations that happen more often that usually. Am I right?

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    Nyggus

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    #2

    Re: Almost always vs usually

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    Style checker of MS Word (ok, I know it's not the best checker, but sometimes is useful; I don't base on it absolutely) always proposes to change almost always to usually. In my opinion they have slightly different meaning, almost always expressing situations that happen more often that usually. Am I right?
    Best,
    Nyggus
    How about using 'often'? Don't they have the same meaning?

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    #3

    Re: Almost always vs usually

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus
    Am I right?
    Yes

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