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  1. tachi
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    mostly almost nearly

    ____half of the population has TV at home

    i picked almost
    but nearly sounds right too
    and then the answer is nearly...........
    but doesnt almost work too?
    almost the half of the population?

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    Re: mostly almost nearly

    Quote Originally Posted by tachi
    ____half of the population has TV at home

    i picked almost
    but nearly sounds right too
    and then the answer is nearly...........
    but doesnt almost work too?
    almost the half of the population?
    Yes. Both almost and nearly work, but, in terms of semantics, almost means, very nearly (i.e. close to nearly). In this way, nearly would be the better choice. :D

  3. tachi
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    thanks
    this is a tricky question
    cuz they both kinda work and i thought since two of them have -ly at the end maybe it's should be the one without the -ly

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