readably vs readily : Common Errors in English

About readably vs readily

Some people mistakenly say of something easily available that it is “readably available.” The original expression has nothing to do with reading; it is “readily available,” ready at hand.

readably Meaning(s)

  • (r) in a legible manner

readily Meaning(s)

  • (r) without much difficulty
  • (r) in a punctual manner

readily in News

  1. Analysis: Entergy says county demand for customer information too broad

    Turn on the lights in your house, and everyone readily sees that you are a customer of Entergy Mississippi.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Clarion-Ledger

  2. Brief: Niagara Catholics student-athletes honored

    GLYNN: Snyder defends Senecas' stand on compact Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. isn't always readily available to the media for comment on Gov. Andew Cuomo's latest threat to allow non-Indian gambling casinos in Western New York.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Niagara Gazette

  3. Panhandling solutions imperfect

    - I gave a panhandler a buck Tuesday morning. I'm not sure why -- I readily admit I ignore Portland's ever-growing legion of median-strip dwellers far more often than I lower the driver's window and pass them a few coins or a dollar bill.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Portland Press Herald

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