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    #1

    usually/generally

    Hi,

    Do the two sentences mean exactly the same?

    "Labor pains usually begin a few hours before a baby is born."

    "Labor pains generally start a few hours before a baby is born."

    Can I use 'generally' instead of 'usually' and 'start' instead of 'begin' here?

    Thanks.


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    Re: usually/generally

    Quote Originally Posted by thru View Post
    Hi,

    Do the two sentences mean exactly the same?

    "Labor pains usually begin a few hours before a baby is born."

    "Labor pains generally start a few hours before a baby is born."

    Can I use 'generally' instead of 'usually' and 'start' instead of 'begin' here?

    Thanks.
    I'd say that they have the same meaning.

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    #3

    Re: usually/generally

    Thank you very much for your help, riverkid.

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