almost : Common Errors in English

About almost

Like “only,” “almost” must come immediately before the word or phrase it modifies: “She almost gave a million dollars to the museum” means something quite different from “She gave almost a million dollars to the museum.” Right? So you shouldn’t write, “There was almost a riotous reaction when the will was read” when what you mean is “There was an almost riotous reaction.”

almost Meaning(s)

  • (r) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

almost in News


    A murder that tore at the city's soul. Few clues to go on. A break in the case at the cost of another life. Almost Justice, a five-part exclusive series, starts Sunday. Only in The Inquirer.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Video: SUV Almost Flips After Snagging On Low-Hanging Power Line

    An SUV almost flipped over after getting snagged on low-hanging powerline in Echo Park Thursday morning. The SUV's near-flip on Glendale Boulevard was caught on video by NBC Los Angeles in a video that rivals some of the craziest traffic crashes we've seen on Russian dash cam footage . [ more › ]
    on June 14, 2013 Source: LAist

  3. Almost 400 rabbits taken from Southport home

    Almost 400 rabbits have been taken from the backyard of a Southport home, where rabbits were stacked floor-to-ceiling in the garage and backyard.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WTHR Indianapolis

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