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  1. Marilu (Russia)
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    Question Is it the right way to say?

    Hello! I have a question and I'd be very grateful if you'd answer me...
    Can I say "ABOUT three or four times a year" or "NEARLY three or four times a year"?
    What is the right variant? Or I'm mistaken in both?...
    :)
    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Is it the right way to say?

    "About" indicates a possible error. "About three or four times a year" is therefore perfect.

    "Nearly" indicates that the precise number is actually a little lower. So what does "nearly three of four" mean? Two? But there's a big difference between two and four. "Nearly" doesn't work here. However, you could say "nearly a hundred times a year".


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    Re: Is it the right way to say?

    Great! Thanks a lot! I've got it!

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    Re: Is it the right way to say?

    I would say, simply:
    three or four times a year
    If you are going to use "about" it makes more sense to say:
    about twenty

    or

    about thirty

    or

    about forty

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