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    "Obviously" and "Equally as obviously"

    Would using "Obviously," to start one sentence and "Equally as obviously," to start the next be acceptable?

    I see numerous examples of "equally as obviously" in a search but someone told me this is unacceptable.

    Is it acceptable?

    Thanks in advance. This is my first post.

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    #2

    Re: "Obviously" and "Equally as obviously"

    It does seem rather pointless. However, if somebody wants to say that, how can I stop them?

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    Re: "Obviously" and "Equally as obviously"

    "Obviously" seems to me rather snarky, and "Equally obviously" is just as snarky. (If something is really obvious, why are you bothering to point it out?)

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    #4

    Re: "Obviously" and "Equally as obviously"

    "Equally as obvious" makes more sense to me. Not that any of them make a lot of sense.

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    #5

    Re: "Obviously" and "Equally as obviously"

    As Tarheel says, you shouldn't have to say "obviously" at all. If it's obvious, you don't need to say it.
    I also agree that if you must use it, the second one should be "Equally as obvious."
    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.

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    #6

    Re: "Obviously" and "Equally as obviously"

    Obviously, using 'obviously' to start a sentence would make it a sentence adverb, and as such I don't like it much.


    However, if the point being made in the second sentence is as obvious as the one made in the first sentence, I think it should start 'Equally obviously'.
    I am not a teacher

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    Re: "Obviously" and "Equally as obviously"

    I agree with Barb. "Equally as obvious" is better.

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