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Precisly vs Exactly - What's the difference?
May 23, 2016 9:40 AM
Answers · 9
There is no real difference. You can use either one, although it is true what Zac says: ''exactly' is more common in everyday speech
May 23, 2016
Precisely emphasise measurements and time, like 2mm precisely, 2 o'clock precisely. Exactly usually use in oral language, more like confirmation of your opinion, ex. That's exactly what I said!
May 23, 2016
Although there's no real difference, I think that there are certain contexts in which one word is better than the other. So you can't simply substitute. For example you are more likely to hear someone say: "I'm a precise person" rather than "I'm an exact person", or "I precisely asked about xyz", rather than "I exactly asked about xyz". Keep practicing with them and you'll overtime you'll gain a sense of when to use each one.
May 24, 2016
I agree with Gary that these words are the same, and there is no difference in the meaning or use.
May 23, 2016
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