Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Nearly"

The meaning of "Nearly" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does nearly mean?
A: Almost! :)
Q: What does nearly mean?
A: nearly, almost, casi
Q: What does nearly mean?
A: casi

"I nearly killed him" -> no lo maté, pero, casi
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Example sentences using "Nearly"

Q: Please show me example sentences with nearly there.
A: "We are nearly there" "Are you nearly there?"
Q: Please show me example sentences with nearly.
A: 1. I nearly fell.
2. We nearly passed.
3. She nearly failed.
Q: Please show me example sentences with nearly.
A: "I was nearly caught by the police, but I escaped."

"I nearly failed my test, but I passed."

"The class was so boring I nearly fell asleep."
Q: Please show me example sentences with nearly.
A: It nearly killed me!
(It basically just means almost)
You could say nearly instead of almost or almost instead of nearly.
I almost/nearly died!
I almost/nearly won the competition.
My grandma almost/nearly gave me a heart attack with all that food!

Synonyms of "Nearly" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between nearly and nearing ?
A: "Nearing" is a verb that means approaching or almost at a certain state. I would use it like this:

"The train is nearing the station." or "Our project is nearing completion."

"Nearly" is an adverb describing a different verb. I'd use it like this:

"The train is nearly at the station." (where "at" becomes the verb) or "Our project is nearly completed." (where "completed" is a verb. in the last example, "completion" is a noun).


I typically use and hear "nearly" more often than "nearing". And I probably use "almost" more than either of them. (The train is almost at the station. The train is almost there. Our project is almost done. etc.)
Q: What is the difference between nearly and almost ?
A: nothing.
I nearly/almost made it to the finish line this time.
The airline almost/ nearly lost our luggage.
Q: What is the difference between nearly and almost ?
A: They're pretty much used for the same thing except for when you want to say you almost do something like "I almost want to just do it myself" or when you're using it before a negative like "He almost never goes over the speed limit". In these cases you would not use "never".
Q: What is the difference between near and nearly ?
A: Near is when someone or object is close to you like 'the bin is near me' it can also be used for a sense of direction, 'the bin is near the desk'. Nearly is something that was close to happening like 'The car nearly hit me, but it didn't'.
Q: What is the difference between nearly and almost ?
A: I don't think there are any. Perhaps it used to be that nearly referred exclusively to difference, while almost was more general. Nearly has been used metaphorically so often however that any difference has disappeared.

Translations of "Nearly"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i nearly arrived
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? nearly
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? nearly
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Q: nearly does this sound natural?
A: Perfect

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