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    it keeps changing every hour or so?

    "For additional privacy and anonymity online, Is it possible to manually change your IP address or set it so that it keeps changing every hour or so?

    Is this sentence good English? What does "or so" mean used above? I look here:http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict.../english/or-so

    But "approximately" does not fit here. Would you please explain what "or so means"?

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    Re: it keeps changing every hour or so?

    The phrase means approximately every hour.
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    Re: it keeps changing every hour or so?

    Can we say that or so and approximately are the same adverbs of manner in meaning but or so adds to the end and approximately adds to the head?

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    Re: it keeps changing every hour or so?

    I wouldn't call either an 'adverb of manner'. The "end" of what? The "head" of what?

    If you're looking to state a rule, maybe it's better to say that or so comes after the approximation whereas approximately usually comes before it.

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    Re: it keeps changing every hour or so?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I wouldn't call either an 'adverb of manner'. The "end" of what? The "head" of what?

    If you're looking to state a rule, maybe it's better to say that or so comes after the approximation whereas approximately usually comes before it.
    Does approximation mean what is approximated you have used above? I think of to add instead of come after, was that wrong?

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    Re: it keeps changing every hour or so?

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Does approximation mean what is approximated you have used above?
    Yes, when I said approximation, I meant the number that is approximated.

    I think of to add instead of come after, was that wrong?
    Yes, it was was inaccurate because add and come after do not mean the same thing. We use come after to talk about the position of something in a sequence. Here, I was talking about the position of words in a sentence. The verb add basically means put more, so if you add a word to a sentence, it could be to any part of the sentence.

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