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    incidentally vs accidentally

    Is there any difference between incidentally and accidentally? Thanks


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    Re: incidentally vs accidentally

    Accidentally = by accident, by chance.

    Incidentally = in an incidental manner >> occurring as a minor accompaniment or by chance in connection with something else

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    Re: incidentally vs accidentally

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Accidentally = by accident, by chance.

    Incidentally = in an incidental manner >> occurring as a minor accompaniment or by chance in connection with something else
    thanks, May I have some examples please.

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    Re: incidentally vs accidentally

    She bumped into him accidentally.
    Your turn.


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    Re: incidentally vs accidentally

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    She bumped into him accidentally.
    Your turn.

    I got the example incidentally. (Is it OK?)

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    Re: incidentally vs accidentally

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    I got the example incidentally. (Is it OK?)
    Not quite. Perhaps:
    Incidentally, where is my two dollars?

    incidentally - Google Search

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    Re: incidentally vs accidentally

    Incidentally, why didn't you call me?

    Incidentally, what were you doing there?


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    Re: incidentally vs accidentally

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    thanks, May I have some examples please.
    He accidentally ran into the back of her car.
    They exchanged insurance details, and incidentally, he got her phone number.

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