Almost or nearly | Grammar exercise

Almost and nearly have similar meanings. However, they are not always used alike.

Complete the following sentences using almost or nearly. In some cases, both almost and nearly are possible.

1. I have ………………….. finished.

a) almost
b) nearly
c) Either could be used here

2. I have very …………………. finished.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

3. Gauri is ……………….. like a daughter to me.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

4. You have got a strange accent. You …………….. sound foreign.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

5. My dog can understand my mood swings. He is …………………. human.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

6. I ………………. wish I had listened to him.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

7. ………………. nobody attended the meeting.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

8. You are …………………. never at home.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

9. He eats ………………. anything.

a) nearly
b) almost
c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. I have almost / nearly finished.

2. I have very nearly finished.

3. Gauri is almost like a daughter to me.

4. You have got a strange accent. You almost sound foreign.

5. My dog can understand my mood swings. He is almost human.

6. I almost wish I had listened to him.

7. Almost nobody attended the meeting.

8. You are almost never at home.

9. He eats almost anything.

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