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    "normally" and "usually"

    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?

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    Re: "normally" and "usually"

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    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" is better but you will hear "normally".


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    Re: "normally" and "usually"

    Usually, and Normally, both have the same meaning, however, normally is used more. However, usually is a better word.

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    Re: "normally" and "usually"

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    1. A chain usually consists of many oval metal rings linked together.
    2. A chain normally consists of many oval metal rings linked together.
    It depends on the type of the chain.For example, roller chains have bushings.
    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 17:49.

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    #5

    Re: "normally" and "usually"

    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.

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