[詞彙區別] nearly, mostly, almost 的區別

nearly, mostly, almost的區別

1. nearly 和 almost 是近義詞。都是“將近,幾乎”的意思。
 
nearly, mostly 幾乎,跟肯定句
I have nearly / almost finished my homework.
 
nearly 和 almost 之間的區別:
 
A. Nearly is usually followed by numbers.
Example: Nearly 72,000 people attended the Texans playoff game Sunday
 
B. Nearly can be used with “very" and “pretty." Almost cannot be used with “very" and “pretty."

I have pretty nearly finished. (NOT I have pretty almost finished.)
 
C. 主語是表示否定的不定代詞, 用almost。

Almost nobody likes him.
 
D. Almost is typically followed by adverbs.
Examples: almost always, almost certainly
 
More differences:
 

2. mostly=mainly“大部分”“主要地”“通常地”。

如:

The students in our class are mostly from Taiwan.
His stories were mostly about his life abroad.
 

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