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mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
“Almost American Indian cultures have been agricultural societies since 2000 B.C”
Tell me please if there are any mistakes in the sentence and I wonder about the way to use “almost” here.
Thanks.
 
  • Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Hello, Mimi :)

    Well, in case you mean that those cultures were almost American (not entirely, though), I guess it would be ok.

    Otherwise (and I suspect that's the case), Almost all American Indian...
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Hi, Trisia :)
    Are these phrases correct?
    - Almost American Indian cultures
    - Almost all American Indian cultures
    - Almost all of the American Indian cultures
    Which is the best for the context?
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Hi, Trisia :)
    Are these phrases correct?
    - Almost American Indian cultures:cross:
    - Almost all American Indian cultures:tick:
    - Almost all of the American Indian cultures:tick:
    Which is the best for the context?
    "Almost" in this context means "nearly", Mimi. Accordingly, you wouldn't say "Nearly American Indian cultures...".

    I would use your third sentence but the use of the second sentence would probably be more common.
     
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