Meaning of MOSTLY in English


BAD : We see each other mostly every day.

GOOD : We see each other almost every day.

BAD : Mostly every family has a television.

GOOD : Nearly every family has a television.


Use almost/nearly with all/every/everyone etc (NOT mostly ): 'Almost everyone in the office has had a cold recently.'

Compare: 'The students here are mostly Swiss or German.' (= most of the students here ... )

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