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    why not tellably

    Thanks in advance,

    is the word 'tellably' used frequently or rarely?

    if not, what is the general expression of 'tellably', or "worth mentioning", i mean how to put it into essay especially in formal style, for example:

    Tellably, she is a postgraduate. or
    Worth mentioning, she is ..

    Chengwei Liu

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    Re: why not tellably

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    Tellably is very odd, certainly, and probably impossible. I do not understand its supposed meaning. And worth mentioning as you have it does not work in your sentence. Actually, I am not sure what you wish to say, but these are correct formations:

    It is worth mentioning that she is a postgraduate.
    She uses a lot of sequipedalian vocabulary; tellingly, she is a postgraduate.
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    Re: why not tellably

    Quote Originally Posted by leolyy View Post
    Thanks in advance,

    is the word 'tellably' used frequently or rarely?

    if not, what is the general expression of 'tellably', or "worth mentioning", i mean how to put it into essay especially in formal style, for example:

    Tellably, she is a postgraduate. or
    Worth mentioning, she is ..

    Chengwei Liu
    How about "notably"?


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    Re: why not tellably

    i think my misunderstanding was that tellably == worth mentioning, so can i use mentionably for short, is it a common word or a word?

    notably == evidently, right?

    chengwei liu


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    Re: why not tellably

    Quote Originally Posted by leolyy View Post
    i think my misunderstanding was that tellably == worth mentioning, so can i use mentionably for short, is it a common word or a word?

    notably == evidently, right?

    chengwei liu
    No. Notably == worth mentioning/noticing.

    "Mentionably" is not used.

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