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soniya
"completely" or "fully" ? Can anybody tell me the difference between the 2 words? " drain compeletly" ? " drain fully"? Thank you in advance.
Feb 22, 2011 3:45 AM
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Hi Soniya. "completely" and "fully" have the same meaning when you're showing nothing is missing. For example: She had fully/completely recovered from the accident. Also "fully" used to emphasize an amount or showing to contain (hold) as much as possible. For example: The disease affects fully 30 percent of the population. (not completely) I think "fully" is more natural in your sentence. For more information direct attention to Oxford Dictionary.
February 25, 2011
well, the meaning is the same.....but grammatically drain fully makes more sense
February 23, 2011
however, on my test paper the answer is "fully". 「Decant it into a bottle, make sure to drain fully.」 :< it confused me
February 22, 2011
I would say "drain completely". Example: The lake had to be drained completely in order to find the murder weapon. fully= entirely/wholly: You should be fully finished with that work by now. completely=totally /utterly: I am completely exhausted
February 22, 2011
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