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Definition of partly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 to some extent; not completely Some people are unwilling to attend the classes partly because of the cost involved. He was only partly responsible for the accident.
Which Word?partly / partially Partly and partially both mean “not completely”:The road is partly/partially finished.Partly is especially used to talk about the reason for something, often followed by because or due to:I didn’t enjoy the trip very much, partly because of the weather.Partially should be used when you are talking about physical conditions:His mother is partially blind.
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