M. P. Moore

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Read the statements below carefully and choose the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Formally means properly or officially (adv.)

Formerly means earlier (adv.)

  1. I recognize her face, but she and I never have been introduced (formally/formerly).
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  3. Having (formally/formerly) served as a public relations officer for a tobacco company, Hank currently edits a Washington-based news magazine.
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  5. Just as the waiter sat us at our table a surly-looking stranger approached us and (formally/formerly) served us with a summons to appear in court.
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  7. (Formally/Formerly) envied the world over, the National Aeronautics Space Administration, also known as NASA, has suffered a series of recent set backs, not the least of which has been waning public interest.
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  9. Tenants were so outraged when they learned that the city was planning to build a landfill less than one mile away from their apartment that they (formally/formerly) lodged a complaint in court.
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