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    Question annually vs. yearly

    I would like to know what is the different in usage for the word " annually " and "yearly".

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    Re: annually vs. yearly

    Quote Originally Posted by enjoylife View Post
    I would like to know what is the different in usage for the word " annually " and "yearly".
    Yearly is more often used as an adjective than as an adverb.

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    Re: annually vs. yearly

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    Yearly is more often used as an adjective than as an adverb.
    And annually is never used as an adjective.

    Otherwise annually is a Latin derivative, and yearly is Germanic. As adverbs, they mean the same thing.

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    Re: annually vs. yearly

    Thank you all, poster and who answered, for this information

    I really want to know the differences between many words like these which are called synonyms while in fact they are not. They say no word is a synonym for another; there must be little or big difference

    Prison-jail, ill-sick, try-attempt, place-location, manager-boss-administer-chef-head-moderator

    In semantics, they say those words and many other examples are called synonyms but they are not; you may use a word instead of another but definitely not the opposite!

    Can you help me to find a source that tells such differences, a dictionary or another kind of resource?

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    Re: annually vs. yearly

    Dear Bright One:

    One resource is Dictionary.com. You may find this useful, because entries from several dictionaries are presented for each word you look up.
    Also, a good thesaurus will often give examples of the shades of meaning of 'synonyms.'

    I hope this is useful,

    Petra

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    Re: annually vs. yearly

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    Dear Bright One:

    One resource is Dictionary.com. You may find this useful, because entries from several dictionaries are presented for each word you look up.
    Also, a good thesaurus will often give examples of the shades of meaning of 'synonyms.'

    I hope this is useful,

    Petra
    I have tried it before, It's good though, but still when it explains a word, it doesn't differentiate between this exact word and another synonym!

    I wish I could find a website or a book that its main concern is to show these differences!

    Thank you

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