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    difference between "apparently" and "obviously"

    Hi!

    Is there a difference between "apparently" and "obviously" ? I can not distinguish the difference between these two words. Could you show me some examples and make it clear?


    Thanks for your help.



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    Re: difference between "apparently" and "obviously"

    apparently
    1 [sentence adverb] used to say that you have heard that something is true, although you are not completely sure about it: Apparently the company is losing a lot of money.
    I wasn't there, but apparently it went well.

    2 according to the way someone looks or a situation appears, although you cannot be sure: She turned to face him, her anger apparently gone.

    obviously
    used to mean that a fact can easily be noticed or understood: We're obviously going to need more help.Your research has obviously been very thorough.
    Obviously, this is going to take some time.
    Cost is obviously important.
    She frowned and was obviously puzzled.


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    Re: difference between "apparently" and "obviously"

    apparently
    1 [sentence adverb] used to say that you have heard that something is true, although you are not completely sure about it: Apparently the company is losing a lot of money.
    I wasn't there, but apparently it went well.
    Hi! mad1982,

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: difference between "apparently" and "obviously"

    They are similar, but apparently is less sure than obviously (75% / 99%).


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    Re: difference between "apparently" and "obviously"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    They are similar, but apparently is less sure than obviously (75% / 99%).
    Hi! konungursvia,

    Sorry to give you a late reply! I have been thinking of these two words are similar too, so I was a little confused about them. But I can differentiate them now! kekeke ....

    Thanks for your help.


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