basicly vs basically : Common Errors in English

About basicly vs basically

There are “-ly” words and “-ally” words, and you basically just have to memorize which is which. But “basically” is very much overused and is often better avoided in favor of such expressions as “essentially,” “fundamentally,” or “at heart.”

basically Meaning(s)

  • (r) in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature

basically in News

  1. Editorial: Picnic unplugged

    President Barack Obama basically derailed his “charm offensive” by postponing until fall the annual White House congressional picnic.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Ventura County Star

  2. Facebook To Begin Using Hashtags Made Popular On Twitter

    "It’s basically a universal way of saying, ‘this is a topic’," observed KCBS technology analyst Larry Magid. "I think it’s a good way of expanding beyond friends talking with friends. It’s now public conversation. I think Facebook realizes that they have to go through somewhat of a transformation.”
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS San Francisco

  3. The Roots Want Their New 'Tonight Show' Theme Sampled

    At the end of Jenna Sauers' Village Voice cover story on Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Questlove once again basically confirms that The Roots will be following Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show in early 2014, by explaining that his next task is writing a theme song for the show. 
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

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