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Hi

Would you say that essentially speaking and strictly speaking carry the same meaning?

A- You'd met him only twice before your  marriage?
B- Yes -- and very briefly.
A- So you married a stranger?
B- Strictly speaking, yes/Essentially speaking, yes.

Thanks,

Tom
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Mr. TomWould you say that essentially speaking and strictly speaking carry the same meaning?
No. In fact, I can't even assign a coherent meaning to 'essentially speaking'. What would it mean 'to speak essentially', 'to speak in an essential way'? I don't get it. Emotion: smile

CJ
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OK -- I get it. Thanks, CJ.

So, strictly speaking is correct in that usage?

And what about, technically speaking?

A -- So, you married a stranger?
B --Technically speaking, yes/Strictly speaking, yes.

Tom
Mr. TomAnd what about, technically speaking?
technically speaking and strictly speaking are both fine.

CJ