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Wholly vs. basically #1 (permalink) Fri Oct 06, 2006 18:40 pm   Wholly vs. basically
 

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ESL/EFL Test #60 "Cliches", question 7

I agree with what you say, ......... but ...

(a) wholly
(b) basically
(c) quickly
(d) simply

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #60 "Cliches", answer 7

I agree with what you say, basically but ...

Correct answer: (b) basically

Your answer was: incorrect
I agree with what you say, wholly but ...
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Hi,
Can you explain why in this sentence use " wholly" not " basically"?

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Basically vs. wholly #2 (permalink) Fri Oct 06, 2006 21:30 pm   Basically vs. wholly
 

The right answer is 'basically', which means 'essentially' or 'for the most part'. When you agree wholly, you do so completely and there's no 'but'.
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Wholly vs. basically #3 (permalink) Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:23 am   Wholly vs. basically
 

How about simply?

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Wholly vs. basically #4 (permalink) Sun Apr 18, 2010 17:08 pm   Wholly vs. basically
 

English punctuation drives me crazy. Dear God, please give them comas at least, to put in the right place, so as others could understand what they mean!
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