a great success vs greatly successful

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babai

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bangla, bangoli
I give some part from the text "Life at Mokameh Ghat". The ‘idea’ to establish a school for the children of workmen and of the lowly-paid railway staff at Mokameh Ghat was a great success. It was carried out by renting a hut for twenty odd students, appointing a master who had to tactfully overcome the initial hurdle of caste prejudices. Now my question is what does it mean by the "The idea to establish a school was a great success.? Do the two phrases "was a great success" and "was greatly successful" mean the same thing? Please explain. I am confused.
 
  • baldpate

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    "was a great success" = "was very successful" :tick:

    Please note that we would not use "greatly" here : "was greatly successful" :cross:
     
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