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John
How can I use "namely" ? 1. I go to the movies a lot with my family in my free time, namely on my weekends or holidays. 2. I do my evening exercises in a neighboring park. Namely, I usually jog on my own, while other times I take a walk there. 3. In the evening, I usually watch TV my family, namely my wife and our two toddlers. am i right to use the word "namely " in above sentences?
Oct 16, 2016 11:21 AM
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In written AND spoken American English, this word is rarely (if ever?) used anymore. I wouldn't encourage you to continue using this word, so I am going to give you substitutes/alternative phrases: 1. I go to the movies a lot with my family in my free time, usually on weekends or holidays. 2. I do my evening exercises in a neighborhood park. I usually jog, but sometimes I walk. 3. In the evening, I frequently watch TV with my wife and our two toddlers.
October 16, 2016
I think it is only correctly used with people or things you can name. Perhaps with major holidays that have titles. For other instances, I would use chiefly or generally. Hope this helps.
October 16, 2016
John
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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