Re: Broadly speaking=To speak not so exactly?a lot of details=a lot of detail?
It means "There may be exceptions to this general rule, but overall it's more true than not."
So if you say that broadly speaking, you like living in the north more than the south, but admit you like to visit a particular beach town in the south, you are still speaking the overall truth when you say you prefer the north.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Aug-2013 at 12:19.
Reason: Typo corrections
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.