Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
physical position or bearing; opinion; attitude
supplier
wrench
calendar
stance
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

totally vs completely?



 
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
Meaning of know | Will be cured soon?
listening exercises
Message
Author
totally vs completely? #1 (permalink) Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:17 am   totally vs completely?
 

Hi everyone.......can anyone tell me which one is correct;
You are totally wrong.
Or
You are completely wrong.
I feel they both mean the same ,but in this case why we say;
You are totally and completely wrong.
Is it something we say to emphasize that someone is very wrong about something ?
But why? if they are the same...!
Thanks guys,
Oneil
Oneill
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 02 Aug 2010
Posts: 21
Location: This planet

totally vs completely? #2 (permalink) Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:52 am   totally vs completely?
 

Hello Oneill,

You've answered your own question.
They both mean the same and if they are used together this is to emphasise just how wrong the person is.
_________________
"Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened."
Terry Pratchett
Beeesneees
Language Coach


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 39144
Location: UK, born and bred

Learn to use the present simple with the help of this short storyEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Sign up for FREE and explore English! Click to subscribe to email English course
totally vs completely? #3 (permalink) Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:56 am   totally vs completely?
 

Thanks Beeesneees........have a nice day.
Oneill
Oneill
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 02 Aug 2010
Posts: 21
Location: This planet

Display posts from previous:   
Meaning of know | Will be cured soon?
ESL Forums | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on ESL EFL Forums
Test incompl/elem-130, Question 5again about should vs. ought tono longer wild vs. not longer wildCan a teacher be female?in 4 years from now?What does forfeit mean?Why does this question finish with 'yet'?The thought did cross my mind?What does down here mean?Should vs. should'veOne other thing?He smiled and announced that his application for a loan had been approved...My umbrella broke?

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail