+0

Hi teachers,

Can you please correct the sentence usage regarding "almost"?

1. A: When is your dad going to be home?

B: He'll be here at almost seven

2. A: When are you going to be here?

B: I'm almost there

3. A: Where's he? Hasn't he arrived yet?

B: He's almost here

4. A: Can you reach the bowl? Have you reached it yet?

B: A little more. I can almost reach it

Thanks

TN

+2
tinanam0102He'll be here at almost seven.

"at almost" is not used with time.

The usual expression is "... be here by seven".
"... be here just before seven" is also possible.

CJ

+1

OK.

stress as follows >>> Where is he? Hasn't he arrived yet?

Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Comments  

Hi Clive,

Thanks for replying. What do you mean "stress as follows"?

Thanks

TN

Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.

Hi CalifJim,

Thanks for helping. Can you say:

1a He will be here almost seven, without at?

1b It's almost seven. Sure you can say that right?

2. Do you say: Is "Can you touch the bowl?" same as "Can you reach the bowl?" in extending your hand up?

Thanks

TN

stress as follows >>> Where is he? Hasn't he arrived yet?

The speaker is getting impatient. He shows this by pronouncing the word is loudly and strongly.

Hi Clive,

I understand now. So "He's almost here" is alright

Thanks

TN

Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
tinanam01021a He will be here almost seven, without at?

No.

tinanam01021b It's almost seven.

OK.

tinanam0102Is "Can you touch the bowl?" same as "Can you reach the bowl?" in extending your hand up?

Yes.

CJ

Hi CalifJim,

Thanks