Around nearly/probably 128 years

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Applejuice0124

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Mandarin
Hi, the following sentence is from a English practice book, author Hong Jin-Kol

"The Caldwell Bridge was around (a) nearly/ (b) probably 128 years before it was demolished due to safety concerns".

I have no issue with the (A), but how come (B) is incorrect?
 
  • Blippo

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    British English
    'Around for 128 years...'

    The word 'probably' is used when we are unsure about something. The figure '128' seems quite precise to my mind.
     

    Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    More specifically, (b) is grammatically correct, but extremely unlikely to be the right thing to say except under some very odd circumstances.
     
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