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