1. A chain usually consists of many oval metal rings linked together.
2. A chain normally consists of many oval metal rings linked together.
Do both sound good?
Usually, and Normally, both have the same meaning, however, normally is used more. However, usually is a better word.
But I don't know whether (for a given sentence such as the one above) to be correct linguistically depends on being technically correct.Or is it about the common picture of an object (idea in a Socratic meaning) in the minds of the majority?
Last edited by euncu; 18-Nov-2009 at 16:49.
I don't see that one is better than the other. Usually describes frequency, normally describes a communal value-judgment. Either may be useful, depending on the circumstances.