vary vs very : Common Errors in English

About vary vs very

“Vary” means “to change.” Don’t substitute it for “very” in phrases like"very nice” or “very happy."

vary Meaning(s)

  • (v) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • (v) be at variance with; be out of line with
  • (v) be subject to change in accordance with a variable
  • (v) make something more diverse and varied

very Meaning(s)

  • (s) precisely as stated
  • (s) being the exact same one; not any other:
  • (r) used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
  • (r) precisely so

vary in News

  1. Researcher: Tribes vary greatly on medical studies

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Native American tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but tribes vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable, a Native American public health investigator said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Fargo Forum

  2. Beliefs vary among Native American tribes about acceptable medical studies, researcher says

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Native American tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but tribes vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable, a Native American public health investigator said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Karlovy Vary Film Festival Sets 2013 Lineup with Restored Hitchcock Film 'The Ring' and 'Heaven's Gate'

    The lineup for the 48th annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been set. The festival held in the Czech Republic will run from June 28-July 6 and screen more than 200 films with six world and seven international premieres. While the slate for the main competition was announced last week, the films included in the Out of the Past section were just announced today and include the ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: indieWIRE

very in News

  1. Pregnancy From Rape Very Rare, Congressman Claims [Video]

    Rape from pregnancy is very rare, according to an argument presented Wednesday by Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ). He was responding to a question during a House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on his proposed bill 1797 which would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) asked about making an exception for [...] Pregnancy From Rape Very Rare, Congressman Claims ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Royals "Very Likely" To Sign Sean Manaea

    Yahoo's Jeff Passan reports the Royals are "very likely" to sign Indiana State left-hander Sean Manaea to a well-over-slot deal. The Royals, according to Passan, are confident that the torn labrum in Manaea's hip won't be a long-term issue. Kansas City is familiar with Manaea's maladay, as Alex Gordon suffered a similar injury in 2009 (Twitter links). The Royals gambled on this year's draft ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: MLB Trade Rumors

  3. ‘Very doubtful’ gun control will be considered in House, says Hoyer

    It's “very doubtful” that tougher gun laws will be considered in the House with Republicans in charge, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) predicted this week. Although the Read more...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Hill

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