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Ways to Say “Approximately”

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Approximately is an adverb meaning not precisely but close to the exact number or amount. Here are 8 different ways to say “approximately”.


ABOUT


The train is coming in about 10 minutes.
There were about 30 people at the party.


AROUND


The shirt costs around $10.
I’m not sure when the film starts, but I think around 7.


ROUGHLY


Roughly speaking, the construction will last for 6 months.
The two houses were roughly the same size.


OR SO


It took me a month or so to get a new job.
I think that Paul is thirty or so years old.


GIVE OR TAKE


They’ve been dating for something like three months, give or take a week or two.
The dinner cost us $200, give or take 10 dollars.


NEARLY


We travelled for nearly two and a half hours.
It’s been nearly 5 years since they got divorced.


ALMOST


My mum is almost 70 years old.
There were almost 10,000 people at the demonstrations.


CIRCA


is used before a date to show that something happened not exactly but around that date.


The Roman vase was dating from circa 2000 B.C.
The writer was born circa 1800.

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