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thru

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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?

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riverkid

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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.
 

thru

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Thank you very much for your help, riverkid.
 
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